Tag: south-africa

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 […]

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 […]

Stop the Slaughter: Close Domestic Rhino Horn Markets

More than 9,200 rhinos have been poached across Africa since 2006 to meet demand for their horn stemming primarily from China and Vietnam. White rhinos have been especially hard-hit by this poaching crisis, experiencing a total population decline of 15 percent from 2012 to 2017 down to an estimated 18,067 rhinos. The Convention on International […]

Mozambique: Diminishing the Effectiveness of CITES Rhinos and Elephant Protections

EIA submitted a petition to the U.S. government under the Pelly Amendment, urging that the Obama Administration impose trade sanctions on Mozambique. Read our two-page summary of the petition here and learn more about the Pelly Amendment here. Mozambique has consistently failed to live up to its obligations under the CITES, which is designed to […]