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Defending Forests and People in Court: The Zambia Case

In December 2019, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) released a groundbreaking report about one of the most egregious timber trafficking systems exposed on the African continent. The report centers on Zambia and the illegal trade of  the rosewood species commonly identified as “mukula” (Pterocarpus tinctorius), despite its protection by the the international convention on endangered […]

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The good, the bad and the ugly

EIA campaigners present their detailed analysis on the decisions made at the recent CITES Standing Committee gathering in Lyon, France. EIA’s UK and US Wildlife Teams were at the 74th Meeting of the Standing Committee (SC74) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), in Lyon, 7-11 March 2022. The meeting was held […]

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EIA Priorities for CITES Standing Committee 74

This week governments and NGOs from around the world will descend on Lyon, France, for the 74th meeting of the CITES Standing Committee (SC74). As a result of delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, this will be the first in-person CITES meeting since the 18th Conference of the Parties (CoP18). CITES Parties will tackle a packed agenda […]

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World Rhino Day 2020: No Time for Complacency

By Taylor Tench, Policy Analyst Today marks the 10 years since the first World Rhino Day celebration on September 22, 2010. A lot has happened in the last decade. Back in 2010, conservationists were growing alarmed at what was then a new spike in rhino poaching. A total of 426 rhinos were reportedly poached in […]

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Thirty Years After the Ivory Ban: Japan Still Threatens Africa’s Elephants

by Allan Thornton, President EIA Thirty years ago, in response to the massive killings of some 70,000 elephants a year, the Parties to CITES up-listed all African elephant populations to Appendix I, banning almost all international trade. Being at the Conference of the Parties for that particular moment – when the ban was announced – […]

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New global protection measures for threatened rosewood trees start this week

CITES decisions need to translate into action on the ground A number of threatened tree species have been given a new lease on life. At its 18th Conference of the Parties (CoP18) in August 2019, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) granted protection to several species – […]