Wildlife reports

The Enforcement Imperative

Report on how enforcement measures must be strengthened and implemented as a matter of urgency if the illegal trade in ivory is to be tackled effectively. The sophistication and scope of organised crime syndicates far outweigh the capacity and resources of many enforcement agencies, particularly in developing countries

A Line in the Sand

A briefing outlining the responsibility Europe has in the cattle fencing issue, illustrating the link between EU beef subsidies and the Botswana cattle export industry. Botswana’s Department of Animal Health and Production, against advice of international experts, is pressing for the construction of a huge cattle fence

Undermined: Destruction of Tiger Habitat in India

A report highlighting the devastation of vital tiger habitat by mining companies for luxury items consumed in India and abroad. In Jamwa Ramgarh Wildlife Sanctuary, in the Indian state of Rajasthan, the destruction of key tiger habitat has resulted from quarrying for talc and marble

Back in Business

A report on how demand for ivory products is on the rise, poaching in elephant range states is being driven by resurgent market demand in several Asian countries. A catalogue of seizures in 2002, including the seizure of over six tonnes in Singapore, provides stark evidence of a renewed threat to elephant populations

Thailand’s Tiger Economy

Thailand has shown itself to be woefully inadequate in implementing domestic legislation to stamp out the tiger trade and in enforcing international agreements to which it is a signatory. Thailand has also become a conduit for illegal trade as well as a manufacturer and supplier of tiger products