The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil exists to reassure consumers that the products they buy don’t contribute to rainforest destruction and human rights abuses, but a new report reveals that these are empty promises.
Author Environmental Investigation Agency
What humans do need to do is to grasp the concept that life on Earth is interconnected, and that to mess with one part of it is to mess with it all.
Despite more than five years of non-compliance proceedings, there has been virtually no progress in Laos in relation to its pledge to phase out tiger farms. It’s now time for CITES trade sanctions
A new report urges the imposition of trade suspensions against Mexico for its failure to protect the critically endangered vaquita from illegal fishing and trade in the totoaba, a large fish found in Mexico’s Gulf of California.
During a single hour of investigation, five coaches carrying hundreds of tourists arrived and all were given an explicit sales pitch for the tiger bone glue, despite laws against the sale and trade of products made from tigers.
The first minke whale in Japan’s controversial new commercial whale hunt was landed in northern Japan yesterday. This is the first of an estimated 227 whales due to be killed in the country’s first openly commercial hunt.
While the chance of encountering such a beautiful animal up close may seem tempting, there are several reasons why you shouldn’t visit these attractions.
China Customs announced last week the seizure of 2,748 elephant tusks following a major enforcement crackdown. The 7.48 tons of ivory were seized as part of a joint operation in relation to major smuggling cases in the country.
A document recently issued by the government of Shaanxi Province appears makes no reference to the November 2018 claims that a full ban on tiger and rhino products is still in effect. Instead, it states that permits to buy or sell these products can be applied for in “special circumstances.”
Scientists announced today that only 10 vaquita porpoises likely remain in the world and that the animal’s extinction is virtually assured without bold and immediate action. Time is running out for Mexican President Lopez Obrador to stop all gillnet fishing and save the vaquita.
The overwhelming public support for closing the UK’s ivory market was a critical part of encouraging lawmakers to act, and the campaign was a good example of what can happen when NGOs combine forces to work together and engage with other fields.
The quota could result in the slaughter of up to 2,130 baleen whales during a five year period, in defiance of the international ban on commercial whaling.