Tag: tigers

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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

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Why we can never relax our vigil over wild tigers

Next week, the UK Government is hosting a high-level international summit on illegal wildlife trade in London. We would like to see all attending governments ensure that the response needed to save tigers is discussed as one of the top priority issues along with ivory and rhino horn trade

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Driven by a burning bright passion to help wild tigers

In this guest blog for EIA, Simon Clinton discusses his passion for tigers and how he came to set up Save Wild Tigers, a non-profit organisation bringing marketing thinking to the cause of tiger conservation. He also presents some upcoming fundraising events to raise money for high-impact tiger conservation projects

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Another year over and a new one just begun …

Concerted action to combat climate change remains elusive, the illegal wildlife trade is booming and exploitation of natural resources such as forests far exceeds capacity to regenerate. One underlying cause for this disconnect is the failure to adequately implement and enforce laws designed to protect the environment