We are pleased to welcome the release of a new study Fighting Illicit Wildlife Trafficking. The study has been prepared by Dalberg Global Development Advisors, commissioned by WWF/Traffic, and its findings support the work we have been doing for decades to expose international environmental crime.
We were thrilled to hear remarks of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the need for renewed international efforts to combat wildlife crime. It's been 12 years since the United Nations first recognised wildlife crime as a form of serious transnational organised crime, deserving of a organised enforcement response
Regardless of an international commitment under a UN treaty to phase them out, tiger farms still operate in China, Thailand, Vietnam and Laos. The tigers in these operations play no conservation role – from either a genetic diversity perspective or an educational perspective
National Geographic has published an investigative report on the illegal ivory trade, Blood Ivory, which highlights fundamental flaws in the CITES ivory-trading system. Ivory trading drives poaching and ivory trafficking and we urge the CITES Parties to learn from this mistake and invest in adequate enforcement.
We are proud to announce our involvement in what promises to be the world’s biggest tiger conservation event next year. Tiger Tracks is organised by Save Wild Tigers and will be hosted by St Pancras International rail station, to benefit EIA and Born Free Foundation and raise awareness of the plight of wild tigers
EIA campaigners will be in Geneva for the 62nd meeting of the Standing Committee of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).Of crucial importance to EIA’s campaigns is the submission of an allegedly independent report which could have a direct and disastrous impact on elephant population