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Obama Administration Poised to Decide Fate of African Elephants

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has appealed to President Obama and the US government to support Kenya, the birthplace of Obama’s father, which is leading efforts by 20 African nations to maintain elephant protection and oppose ivory trade at the CITES meeting in Doha. On Monday delegates will vote on whether to “downlist” […]

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Elephant Poaching and Illegal Ivory Trade Out of Control

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new report released today exposes large-scale illegal ivory trade in Tanzania and Zambia on the eve of the opening of the meeting of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Doha, Qatar on Saturday March, 12. Both Tanzania and Zambia have proposed selling their ivory […]

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Setting the Story Straight The U.S. Lacey Act: Separating Myth from Reality

Download the report In 2008 the United States amended its long-standing Lacey Act to prohibit commerce in illegally sourced plants, including wood products. The new law is a significant change for the forest products sector, creating a previously non-existent level of responsibility all along the supply chain. Abiding by the Lacey Act will require many […]

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NGO community calls on Ministers to take action to eliminate one of six greenhouse gases

COPENHAGEN – As Ministers meet in Copenhagen desperately seeking to find a set of meaningful mitigation actions negotiators have provided the ray of hope in the form of a draft agreement to work with the Montreal Protocol to eliminate a group of greenhouse gases called hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Often referred to as ‘super’ greenhouse gases, many […]

Hong Kong Customs displays 82.5kg of rhino horns from South Africa and destined for Malaysia. Photo: ISD
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41 Nations Join Island Effort for Fast Phase-out of Super Greenhouse Gases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The biggest news this year for climate protection could come this week when delegates from around the world meet in Port Ghalib, Egypt to weigh action on phasing out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Used primarily in the world’s more than 4 billion refrigerators and air conditioners, soaring HFC use threatens to negate efforts to […]