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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 […]

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World Wildlife Day: The U.S. Moves to Crack Down On Wildlife Crime

World Wildlife Day is a chance to appreciate the breathtaking variety of life on our planet; however, the headlines are often necessarily consumed by the global fight to save some of the most magnificent species from extinction. The illegal wildlife trade is a lucrative business, bringing in an estimated $8 to $10 billion annually for […]

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Vietnam – Still Driving the Rhino Poaching Crisis

By Amy Zets, EIA Policy Analyst Rhinos are dying at a shocking rate – every week news releases remind us that the slaughter of South Africa’s rhinos is still wildly out of control. On average, more than three rhinos are poached each day. This week marks two years since EIA and partners submitted a petition […]

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Reflecting on CITES CoP16: Elephants and Rhinos

Poaching and trafficking of iconic species such as elephants and rhinos are recognized to be at crisis levels, devastating populations worldwide. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) is an international agreement between governments that aims to ensure that trade in species doesn’t threaten their survival. The 16th Conference of the Parties (CoP16) […]