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Poaching increases as SA pushes legal rhino horn trade

The poaching of rhinos in South Africa has increased by more than three rhinos a week on average since Environmental Minister Edna Molewa called for a legal international trade in rhino horn, according to analysis by the non-profit Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA)

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International protection for Siam rosewood begins

As UN trade restrictions on endangered Siam rosewood come into effect, EIA warned the future of the species relies on range states and key user countries delivering on their protection obligations. EIA played a key role in supporting the Thai and Vietnamese governments efforts to secure CITES protection for the species

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CITES protection will help to end rosewood wars

The member countries of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) have agreed to list Siam Rosewood on Appendix II, granting international protection to this threatened species. This will help protect Siam Rosewood in range states and will serve as a legal tool to combat smuggling in China.

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Calling ‘time’ on tiger farms and skin sales

Countries with operations farming tigers and other Asian big cats must shut them down and destroy stockpiled body parts and derivatives – and China, which has the greatest number of tiger farms, must end its domestic trade in tiger and leopard skins as an indication of genuine commitment to ending the tiger trade