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Opening the Rosewood Pandora’s Box

Consideration of Risks and Impacts Associated with Prematurely Lifting the Trade Ban for SC77

Recent trade data shows that the trade suspension of P. erinaceus has slowed, but not stopped, the export of this endangered rosewood species from its range in West Africa. Evidence from the ground also shows that illegal logging and international trafficking of the species are still taking place across the region.

Investing in Extinction

How the global financial sector profits from traditional medicine firms using threatened species

Despite CITES protections, EIA UK discovered that leopard, pangolin, and other endangered species are still being used in licensed traditional Chinese medicine products. Major banks and financial institutions also continue to invest in pharmaceutical companies that manufacture these products.

Wildlife Crime Enforcement Support in West and Central Africa

A guide to implementation of Decisions 18.90 (Rev. CoP19), 18.91 (Rev. CoP19), 19.84, 19.85, 19.86, 19.87 and 19.88

Enforcement actions such as seizures and arrests are only one part of a wider criminal justice response. Long-term, sustainable responses must include the prosecution of serious and organized wildlife crime, supported by a robust and efficient judicial process.

Roadmap to Closing Captive Tiger Facilities of Concern

Current estimates indicate that there are at least 8,900 tigers being held in more than 300 facilities in East and Southeast Asia. Tiger farming represents a significant animal welfare problem. EIA UK provides recommendations on improving controls and management mechanisms in this briefing for CITES SC77.

Application of Article XIII

EIA recommendations for the 77th meeting of the CITES Standing Committee

EIA prepared an analysis of key Article XIII compliance matters in key countries given their persistent non-compliance and/or significant roles in wildlife trafficking globally.