Tag: china-wildlife

Photo of a blue supply truck in Mali surrounded by workers and logs from all sides
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Bois Braconné: Crise du bois rose au Mali et opportunité unique pour une solution régionale

Washington, DC – Alors que le Secrétariat de la Convention sur le commerce international des espèces de faune et de flore sauvages menacées d’extinction (CITES) délibère sur une interdiction du commerce régional qui mettrait fin à ce qui est sans doute la violation la plus éhontée de la Convention, une nouvelle enquête de l’Agence d’Investigation […]

Photo of a blue supply truck in Mali surrounded by workers and logs from all sides
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Poached Timber: Rosewood Crisis in Mali and Unprecedented Opportunity for a Regional Solution

Washington, DC – As the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is deliberating about a regional trade ban that would end what is arguably the most brazen violation of the Convention, a new investigation from the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) shows how the illegal and […]

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Decision by Yahoo! Japan to End Ivory Sales Celebrated by Elephant Advocates

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Elephant advocates are celebrating reports that Yahoo! Japan, the world’s largest internet ivory retailer, has decided to end sales of elephant ivory on its platforms by November 1st, 2019. The decision was based on evidence that ivory purchased on Yahoo! was being exported illegally to China, according to inside sources. It comes on […]

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Is John Hume Dealing with Criminal Syndicates in Auctioning His Rhino Horn?

WASHINGTON, DC — Environmentalists today questioned whether John Hume will sell rhino horn to the criminal syndicates that currently commission the poachers and smuggle wildlife products out of Africa. Hume recently told a reporter that he was “happy” to supply the criminal poaching networks driving the animals to extinction with a legal alternative. Allan Thornton, […]

Hong Kong Customs displays 82.5kg of rhino horns from South Africa and destined for Malaysia. Photo: ISD
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Japan’s Plan to Increase Ivory Trade Poses Threat to Success of China’s Domestic Ivory Ban

WASHINGTON DC – The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) today accused the Government of Japan of planning to increase its ivory trade by launching a campaign to register ivory tusks that will directly threaten the success of China’s ban on domestic ivory trade. The government claims the new campaign is intended to “control” ivory trade. “Japan’s […]

Rolando Navarro
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EIA: Peru must guarantee safety of former forest inspector and his family, verify legal origin of timber exports

WASHINGTON, DC – Following today’s release of an Associated Press investigation into the illegal timber trade from Peru to the United States, the Environmental Investigation Agency requests the Peruvian government to provide for the safety of former chief forest inspector Rolando Navarro and his family, to ensure he can return to Peru after 15 months […]