We have been investigating forest destruction and timber smuggling in Laos since 2007. For the first time, a recent trip to the country has revealed a booming trade in Lagerstroemia that threatens to strip the forests of one of its last giants
The 65th Meeting of the Standing Committee (SC65) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) will take place in Geneva. Our campaigners will attend and urge Parties to stop stimulating demand in wildlife products focusing on Asian big cats (tigers), elephants and tropical forests.
Speakers at the recent Pretoria conference on rhino horn trade, where experts from around the world warned that South Africa would fail to control a legalised trade in rhino horn, have reacted with dismay, but no surprise, at the news that 40-70 rhino horns have been stolen from the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency.
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