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.
Author Environmental Investigation Agency
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.
For the Idu Mishmi people, the tiger is their brother. In order to save the Idu tigers, this exceptional relationship must also be preserved.
This syndicate has been involved in multiple shipments of illegal ivory tusks from Africa to China and has been directly involved in the trade for years, so dismantling the operation has put a major dent in global illegal ivory trafficking operations.
Wherever legal domestic ivory markets may be, the evidence clearly shows that they provide easy opportunities for the laundering of illegal ivory and also sustain demand for ivory among consumers. The UK’s new Ivory Act is one of the strongest ivory bans in the world and covers the vast majority of items in trade.