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Annamiticus is 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.


Rhinos: Ensuring the Rhino Horn Trade Ban Remains in Place

There is increasing concern that the demand for rhino horn is being intentionally stimulated by a contingency of wealthy wildlife ranchers in South Africa, who believe they can profit by farming rhinos for their horns. These vested interests have managed to wield considerable influence: Although South Africa decided against submitting a rhino horn trade proposal at CITES CoP17, Swaziland has submitted a proposal for rhino horn trade. We are particularly concerned about the consequences of this action for Asian rhinos.

Here is what we are doing:

  • Increasing awareness of the dangers of rhino horn trade via blogging, social media channels, podcasts, publications, video, and film.
  • Maintaining the World Rhino Day website and Facebook page;
  • Promoting demand reduction campaigns which are being carried out in rhino horn consumer countries;
  • Providing communications support to our NGO partners and colleagues;
  • Advocating for transparency and destruction of rhino horn stockpiles;
  • Identifying judicial gaps;
  • Producing an educational web video about Javan and Sumatran rhinos;

Pangolins: On the Road to CITES Appendix I

The trade in pangolins needs to be stopped and an important step is to close down legal loopholes. We are proud to have been a part of the coalition to build consensus on proposing the uplisting of Asian and African pangolins to CITES Appendix I. Four proposals covering all eight pangolin species will be voted on by the Parties at CoP17.

Here is what we are doing:

  • Increasing global awareness of, and reducing demand for, pangolins via blogging, social media channels, podcasts, publications, video, and film.
  • Maintaining the World Pangolin Day website and Facebook page;
  • Collecting and parsing pangolin trade and seizure data;
  • Identifying trade loopholes;
  • Building capacity to close enforcement gaps in pangolin range, transit and demand countries;
  • Advocating for transparency and destruction of pangolin stockpiles;

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