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State of the Pangolin: Tune into Episode 42 of the Behind the Schemes podcast for an exclusive interview with Dr. Chris Shepherd and Lisa Hywood. 2016 has so far been another deadly year for pangolins, but there is hope: Coming up in September, at the 17th meeting of the Parties to the Convention on International[…]
The decline started a long time ago … Earlier this year, the IUCN published their “much awaited” (and about 2 years late) Red List report on the status of Africa’s lions. Well, it was “much awaited” by some – including organizations like CITES, the EU, perhaps the USFWS, etc – but we should have known[…]
Yes, it is maybe time we reflected upon this, isn’t it? In case you’ve just returned from traversing the Empty Quarter on camelback or circumnavigating Polar Regions in a canoe, here is the news. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland elected, on 23 June 2016, to leave the European Union[i]. Just exactly[…]
Today on International Tiger Day we the undersigned 45 non-governmental organisations are urging countries with tiger farms to adopt urgent action to end tiger breeding for commercial purposes and phase out tiger farms. The global wild tiger population is estimated to be less than 4,000. These last remaining wild tigers are each threatened by[…]
Hanoi, July 27, 2016 – Education for Nature – Vietnam (ENV) today hosted a press conference on the need to fully prohibit farming and trade of endangered species in Vietnam following a lively round-table meeting with representatives from law enforcement agencies, decision makers, scientists and conservation experts. The wildlife trade poses a serious threat to[…]
Courtesy of Save the Elephants Vietnam is now one of the world’s biggest illegal ivory markets. The number of items seen for sale has increased by over six times from 2008 to 2015, according to a survey report released by Save the Elephants. No other country is known to be as active in both illegal[…]
If you are interested in the field of combating wildlife crime, and you haven’t read it already, you need to take a look at one of the recent Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime’s researcher’s reports.[i] It addresses the subject of why some local communities (or persons within them) may engage in poaching. I realize[…]
Just one day following the release of our infographic showing the shocking volume of pangolin scales seized during the first 193 days of 2016, we received the dreadful news that an additional 7,300 kg of pangolin scales were seized today in Hong Kong. Now, the year’s total of pangolin scales seized stands at a staggering[…]
The exploitative breeding of lions for cub petting and trophy hunting has reared its abominable head in Limpopo Province, South Africa, with shocking photos of malnourished lions circulating on social media. A series of disturbing photos depict a shameful sight on one of the properties reportedly owned by Walter Slippers, proprietor of Ingogo Safaris (“From[…]
A new TRAFFIC report has found 6,000 otters seized in Asia over the past 35 years and warns that the figure is only a fraction of the actual little-documented illegal trade. The vast majority of the 167 enforcement cases from 15 Asian countries studied involved seizures of otter skins in China and India. The new[…]
What We Do
We are working to stop the economic exploitation of endangered species.
We fight against illegal wildlife trade by advocating for enforcement of wildlife crime laws, educating the public about the wildlife trafficking crisis, and scrutinizing wildlife trade issues.
Counter Pro-Trade Spin
Highlight inaccurate use of information by pro-trade lobbyists
Scrutinize Wildlife Trade Issues
Identify and rebut pro-trade falsehoods
Give a Voice to Endangered Species
We are not funded by pro-trade special interest groups
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