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Future ivory trade is off the CITES table – and about time!

CITES has voted not to adopt a decision-making mechanism (DMM) for future trade in ivory, what does this mean for elephants? EIA always opposed the development of the DMM, we believe any trade in ivory poses a serious threat to elephants, the main objective of the DMM was to facilitate international legal ivory trade

Iceland - a deathtrap for Whales.
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A week for whales – EIA is at the 65th IWC meeting

The International Whaling Commission meets in Slovenia to discuss issues including a South Atlantic whale sanctuary, Japan’s request for a ‘relief’ quota of 17 minke whales, action to protect cetaceans on the high seas, Greenland’s application for an Aboriginal Subsistence Whaling quota and the threat of marine debris

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A new rhino poaching remedy to trigger alarm bells?

The announcement by South Africa Environment Minister Edna Molewa earlier this week that up to 500 rhino could be relocated from the world famous Kruger National Park to protect them from poachers was undermined by the revelation that the bulk of the animals would go to private game reserves

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Untouchable? Wildlife crime kingpin Vixay Keosavang

Vixay Keosavang is one of the most ruthless and prolific wildlife criminals operating in South-East Asia today. Some call him the “Pablo Escobar of animal trafficking” in Laos, the tiny one-party communist state bordered by Myanmar, China, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam that continues to harbour him