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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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Room for Improvement: Using DNA Analysis to Address Rhino Horn Trafficking

Law enforcement officials from around the world have seized illegal supplies of rhino horn at least once a week on average for the past 10 years. The type of seizure ranges widely. It could be a pair of fresh horns confiscated from poachers who just gunned down a rhino inside a national park. Or possibly […]

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Kruger National Park Rhino Population Crash Underscores Continued Poaching Threat Facing World’s Rhinos

Kruger National Park in South Africa is considered the stronghold for Africa’s white rhinos. The park, located in the northeast corner of the country on the border with Mozambique, is home to the largest free-roaming white rhino population in all of Africa, and also supports a smaller population of Critically Endangered black rhino. However, newly […]

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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 […]