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EIA Wildlife Campaign at CITES CoP18

Follow EIA’s Wildlife Campaign at the 18th meeting of the CITES Conference of the Parties as our campaigners work to ensure protections for some of the world’s most at-risk wildlife populations.

August 17, 2019

Wildlife Policy Analyst, Taylor Tench, gives an update on EIA’s wildlife priorities on Day 1 of CITES Cop18.

August 18, 2019

The IPBES Global Biodiversity Assessment is a call to action to prevent mass species loss. Wildlife Team Lead Danielle Grabiel of EIA, Senior Attorney Tanya Sanerib of the Center for Biodiversity, and Director of International Wildlife Conservation Zak Smith of NRDC, discuss the response to the report at the 18th meeting of the CITES Conference of the Parties, and whether CITES will come with the bold, game-changing, precautionary ideas that are required.

Click here to read the IPBES Global Biodiversity Assessment.

August 21, 2019

EIA Wildlife Team Lead Danielle Grabiel, Japan Tiger and Elephant Fund Director Masayuki Sakamoto, and Pan African Wildlife Conservation Network Director Pat Awori talk the need for Japan to close its domestic ivory market in order to save elephants in the African range states.

August 25, 2019

EIA Wildlife Policy Analyst Taylor Tench gives an update from the 18th meeting of the CITES Conference of the Parties regarding today’s two Rhino proposals. Both proposals which sought to weaken protections for the southern white rhino were voted down by CoP18.

August 28, 2019

EIA Wildlife Team Lead Danielle Grabiel, Pan African Wildlife Conservation Network Director Pat Awori, Japan Tiger and Elephant Fund Director Masayuki Sakamoto, and WildlifeDirect Kenya Legal Affairs Manager Jim Karani discuss updates on the closing of domestic ivory markets and the responsibility of Japan moving forward, from the last day of the 18th Meeting of the CITES Conference of the Parties.