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What “Build Better” Means for the Forests of the World

The Case for Full Enforcement of the 2008 US Lacey Act Amendments and the Example of US-Vietnam Trade Biden has committed to rebuild the US, its economy and its position in the world not as it was pre-Covid-19 pandemic and pre-Trump administration, but “better.” He has also pledged to make the mitigation of the climate […]

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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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World’s Largest Ivory Seizure: Over Nine Tons of Ivory Seized in Vietnam

This post was originally published by EIA-UK. Vietnamese customs has seized over nine tons of ivory in a container shipment from the Republic of Congo, thought to be the largest ivory seizure ever made. This seizure provides yet more evidence that organized criminal syndicates continue to exploit Vietnam as a hub for illegal wildlife trade. […]

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On World Rhino Day, EIA Calls for an End to All Rhino Horn Trade

By Taylor Tench, Assistant Policy Analyst Today on World Rhino Day we join scientists, conservationists, and wildlife enthusiasts around the world in celebrating these iconic species. Yet perhaps more importantly, World Rhino Day provides an opportunity to reflect on the plight of the world’s rhinos and address the alarming movement to legalize the rhino horn […]

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West Africa: The Importance of Dry Forests

The West African dry forests evoke classic images of wild Africa: herds of buffaloes and elephants grazing though the scarce trees, followed by flocks of oxpeckers. These woodlands are fragile ecosystems that form a transition between the Sahel desert and the moist forests of Guinea-Congo. They are home to a large number of plants found […]