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Unpacking CITES CoP17: The wins and the losses

After years of anticipation, months of preparation and two hectic weeks in South Africa, the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP17) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) draws to a close. Here's a summary of some of the key outcomes of the conference

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EIA at CITES CoP17 to seek protections for key species

The Conference of the Parties (CoP) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is one of the most high-profile events on the international conservation calendar. EIA campaigners will be attending CoP17 to push for positive outcomes on a number of key campaign issues

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Mozambique destroys ivory & rhino horn to send clear signal

The Government of Mozambique destroyed one tonne of contraband ivory and 53 rhino horns seized from the international illegal trade. The event is the latest in a growing number of high-profile destructions of illegal wildlife products around the world, calculated to send an unequivocal message

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In conversation with EIA: Neil Gaiman on the natural world

Just prior to giving the 13th Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture at London’s Royal Geographical Society, and despite the clock ticking closer to the moment he had to step out before the audience, author Neil Gaiman gave an impromptu interview in which he shared his thoughts about the natural world and the threats it faces

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Seeing ‘red’ – the often hidden colour of wildlife contraband

The escalating international criminal trade in ivory and rhino horn is well documented, Significantly less well known a product derived from a critically endangered species, often commanding black market prices up to five times higher than ivory – the carved beaks of helmeted hornbills