Despite several high-profile seizures during the past four years, there have been hardly any proper investigations into the international illegal wildlife trade and few prosecutions of the criminals involved, a new analysis of pubic and court records has revealed.
Despite intense international scrutiny since the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic, the Chinese Government’s revision of its key legislation on conservation and trade in wild animals looks likely to be a major disappointment and failure of nerve
In a controversial decision questioned by wildlife scientists around the globe, the World Health Organisation (WHO) is set to formally recognise Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for the first time at the 72nd World Health Assembly in Geneva
The fourth Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) in London this week has seen high-level participation from governments, private sector and NGOs, focusing the attention of the international community on previous commitments to tackle IWT as a serious organised crime
Laos has formally announced at CITES Standing Committee its intention to phase out controversial tiger farm operations, long a source of tiger skins, bones, teeth and claws for a trade which perpetuates the desirability of tiger products and adds intolerable pressure to the world’s remaining wild tiger populations