EIA submitted a petition to the U.S. government under the Pelly Amendment, urging that the Obama Administration impose trade sanctions on Mozambique. Read our two-page summary of the petition here and learn more about the Pelly Amendment here.
Mozambique has consistently failed to live up to its obligations under the CITES, which is designed to protect creatures such as rhinoceroses and elephants. Its own domestic population of rhinos was poached to extinction in 2013 and Mozambican nationals are responsible for slaughtering more than 1,800 rhinos in South Africa since 2010. This country is at the center of the rhino and elephant poaching crisis, which threatens the very survival of these species.