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Speciesism and the Wildlife Trade: Who gets Listed, Downlisted and Uplisted in CITES?

Speciesism and the Wildlife Trade: Who gets Listed, Downlisted and Uplisted in CITES?

By Alison Hutchinson, Nathan Stephens-Griffin, Tanya Wyatt - Northumbria University, United Kingdom AbstractWildlife faces a number of threats due to human activity, including overexploitation from excessive and/or illegal trade. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is the main international legal instrument to address such overexploitation. However, not all species threatened by excessive trade are protected by CITES, leading to criticism that it is an instrument for the preservation of exploitation as opposed to the protection of...

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Investigation into Namibia’s Sale of Live Free-Roaming Elephants (Loxodonta africana)

Investigation into Namibia’s Sale of Live Free-Roaming Elephants (Loxodonta africana)

By Dr Adam Cruise Introduction On the 11th August 2021, Namibia’s Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism (MEFT) issued a press release stating that it will capture 57 wild African elephants. It had sold them to interested but as yet undisclosed buyers. Of the 57 elephants, 42 are to be exported ‘outside Namibia’. After a two month field-investigation into Namibia’s overall conservation model, it has been found that these captures and exports are likely to endanger some of Namibia’s isolated elephant populations, in particular, the uniquely desert-adapted elephants from the arid Kunene...

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Future for all: The need for human-wildlife co-existence

Future for all: The need for human-wildlife co-existence

By UNEP-WWF Report says the problem is as much a development and humanitarian issue as a conservation concern and risks derailing the Sustainable Development Goals. Gland (8 July 2021) – Conflict between people and animals, from China’s famed wandering elephants raiding farms for food and water to wolves preying on cattle in Idaho is one of the main threats to the long-term survival of some of the world’s most emblematic species, warns a new report from WWF and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), out today. Human-wildlife conflict - when struggles arise from...

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Tokyo Ivory: Catering to International Orders

Tokyo Ivory: Catering to International Orders

By WildAid and the Japan Tiger and Elephant Fund. Executive SummaryIllegal exports of ivory are continuing unabated. Though Japan,where the most visible and largest legal ivory market exists today, hasbeen claiming that its market is not contributing to illegal trade, moreand more ivory shipments from Japan have been seized in othercountries: mainly China. Would authorized legal sales of ivory itemsfacilitate illegal export of it? In order to examine this theory, WildAidand JTEF conducted an undercover investigation into two companiesmanaged by Chinese nationals. Both companies were mainly...

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