Thirty years after the International Whaling Commission (IWC) implemented the moratorium on commercial whaling – an agreement that ultimately saved many great whale populations from certain extinction – cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) worldwide are facing grave and growing threats from a range of human activities
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
At the CITES CoP17 meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa, countries pledged to do more to curb poaching and illicit trade in totoaba fish which threatens the survival of the critically endangered vaquita porpoise. This is a positive sign but international cooperation is vital to ensure enforcement actions take place.
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
The Autumn 2016 issue of our bi-annual newsletter Investigator, featuring an overview of key campaign activities during the past six months. This issue features: Conservation congress vote shows the way towards closing all ivory markets and lots more
Scientists have confirmed a ‘catastrophic decline’ in vaquita numbers due to bycatch in illegal fishing nets set to capture the endangered totoaba fish. Only around 60 individuals remain of the world’s smallest and most critically endangered cetacean species, a decline of more than 92 per cent since 1997