Tag: wildlife

A rhino grazes under a spiny bush
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Another Devastating Year for Rhinos in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

A grim new poaching record in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province estimates that 325 rhinos were killed last year – which means that on average, a rhino was poached every 27 hours. We can’t afford to waste any more time or resources if we are to protect and recover KZN’s rhinos.

A group of South African THPs and allies laugh, smile, and pose for a photo
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Finding Common Ground

Conservation NGOs and Traditional Health Practitioners in South Africa Share a Desire to Protect Biodiversity

Over the course of three days last November, EIA and South Africa-based NGO Blood Lions engaged in passionate, honest, deeply enlightening discussions with 20 senior and new THPs from across five of South Africa’s nine provinces.

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Still Open for Business

Stop Japan's Ivory Trade

Japan is currently the world’s most significant open ivory market, but the government has the opportunity to change that status. EIA will continue to advocate for the end of all legal ivory trade, everywhere and at every level, in order to protect elephants.

Extreme close-up of a tiger's striped fur
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EIA Priorities at CITES SC77

EIA is attending the 77th meeting of the CITES Standing Committee to engage on issues important to the protection of elephants, rhinos, tigers, pangolin, vaquita, rosewood, and more.

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Japan’s Elephant Ivory Trade: Where Are We Now?

As long as the demand for ivory continues, elephants will be poached for their ivory. Japan’s legal ivory market remains a threat to a mostly consensus approach among the global community that closing domestic markets is essential to protect elephants from poaching.