Despite international recognition that trade in captive-source tigers poses a serious threat to the species’ survival in the wild, international and domestic commercial trade continues in Asia. The trade involves serious and organised criminality, fosters corruption and stimulates demand for tiger parts and products
The U.S. Pelly Amendment to the Fisherman’s Protective Act of 1967 provides for the President to prohibit imports of any product from a country which is certified by the Secretary of the Interior as engaging in trade which “diminishes the effectiveness of any international program for endangered or threatened species”.
EIA investigators found that commercial use of tiger bone sourced from captive-bred tigers for manufacturing products, such as wine, appears to continue in China. We urge that laws and policies are amended to end all trade, in all parts and products of tigers and other Asian big cats, from all sources
A joint briefing by EIA, WWF and TRAFFIC for the 22nd Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ). This session is an important opportunity to build on the UN’s acknowledgement that wildlife and forest crime is serious transnational organised crime
A briefing to the 16th meeting of the Conference of Parties (CoP16) to the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). Over the years, our direct engagement with active environmental offenders has yielded rich insights into their attitudes and perceptions