Tag: ivory

Rhinoceros Poaching in Botswana

In 2017, rhino poaching started to increase in Botswana as poachers began killing rhinos in the vast Okavango Delta region in the northwest of the country. EIA’s situational analysis highlights some of the key issues facing Botswana’s conservation sector and contains EIA’s recommendations for actions to be taken by Botswana and CITES CoP19. Read the […]

Two Sides of the Same Coin: Tackling transnational wildlife trafficking between West and Central Africa and South-East Asia

West and Central Africa continues to raise concerns among Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) as a significant hub for global wildlife trafficking. This briefing highlights the parallel responsibilities and shortcomings of both West and Central Africa and South-East Asia in implementing their commitments under […]

Letter: NGOs Appeal to Japan’s Prime Minister for Ivory Market Closure

EIA and nine other organizations appealed to Japan’s Prime Minister Kishida to commit to the closure of Japan’s domestic ivory market to send a signal to the global community that Japan is ready to join other countries and take a significant step to protect Africa’s elephants from being killed for their ivory. This appeal comes ahead […]

A Decade of National Ivory Action Plans – Where do we go from here? CoP19

It’s called the National Ivory Action Plan (NIAP) and was designed to improve elephants chances of survival from illegal killing. Parties to CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) are identified for inclusion in the NIAP if they have worrying levels of poaching and/or illegal ivory trade and are required […]

CITES Briefing Document: Key Priorities and Recommendations for CoP19

EIA encourages CoP19 to reject the proposal from Namibia and Botswana to transfer Namibia’s population of southern white rhino (Ceratotherium simum simum) from Appendix I to Appendix II with an annotation limiting commercial trade to live animals for in-situ conservation only and hunting trophies. CITES Parties voted against the adoption of a very similar proposal […]

Letter: NGOs Urge Tokyo to Implement Advisory Council’s Recommendations on Ivory Trade

EIA and 26 international non-government environmental and conservation organizations sent a letter May 10, 2022, following up on previous letters and appeals to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG), to urge TMG to follow through on its commitment and take action to address concerns about Tokyo’s ivory trade by implementing the recommendations of the Advisory Council. The […]