Tag: rhino-horn

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Illegal trade map for World Rhino Day reveals new trends in trafficking

An updated interactive map of the global illegal trade in rhino horn depicts seizures and thefts of rhino horn as well as convictions relating to rhino horn trade worldwide from 2006 to September 2017, offering insights into a devastating criminal trade that continues to fuel the large-scale slaughter of rhinos

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Illegal wildlife seizures need to drive criminal investigations, not just photo opportunities

Illegal wildlife and timber seizures made routinely around the world are often used as a high-profile photo opportunity for the media ¬– but if the cameras are brought in as soon as a seizure is made it is a fair bet there will not be a meaningful investigation as publicising the seizure can serve to tip off criminals

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No time for paper promises at Hanoi wildlife trade meeting

The follow-up to the London and Kasane conferences on illegal trade in wildlife opens in Hanoi, Vietnam. The landmark London Conference brought together heads and representatives of governments to discuss the rise in the illicit trade in wildlife and its negative social, environmental and economic impacts

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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