How China’s Expanding Fishing Fleet Is Depleting the World’s Oceans

August 17, 2020 By Ian Urbina After exhausting areas close to home, China’s vast fishing fleet has moved into the waters of other nations, depleting fish stocks. More than seafood is at stake, as China looks to assert itself on the seas and further its geo-political ambitions, from East Asia to Latin America. For years, no one knewContinue reading “How China’s Expanding Fishing Fleet Is Depleting the World’s Oceans”

African forest plunder condemns chimpanzees to miserable lives in zoos

August 14, 2020 By Don Pinnock Chimpanzees are our nearest genetic relatives on the tree of life. At this rate, eaten or forced to entertain zoo visitors or wealthy sheikhs, they’re heading for extinction. CITES seems unable to stop the slide and African governments don’t appear to consider it a problem. If a wild animalContinue reading “African forest plunder condemns chimpanzees to miserable lives in zoos”

Nature documentaries increasingly talk about threats to nature, but still don’t show them

September 17, 2019 By BES Press Office Researchers analysing recent BBC and Netflix nature documentaries found that although they increasingly mention threats to nature, visual depictions of these threats remain scarce, potentially misleading audiences on the state of the natural world. The findings are discussed in a Perspective published in the British Ecological Society journal People andContinue reading “Nature documentaries increasingly talk about threats to nature, but still don’t show them”

More tigers now live in cages than in the wild.

May 19, 2019 By Terrence McCoy – Washington Post Special Report The animal has become a commodity: farmed, butchered, sold. We joined one man on his dangerous quest to expose the truth. THA BAK, Laos —He was up there somewhere, at the top of the hill, the man Karl Ammann had come to see. ItContinue reading “More tigers now live in cages than in the wild.”

Calls for CITES to address the corruption fueling the illegal wildlife trade

September 23, 2016 Mike Gaworecki The European Union and Senegal have put forward a resolution at CoP17 proposing measures to tackle corruption in wildlife trafficking. Late last year, Yury Fedotov, executive director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, joined with John Scanlon, secretary-general of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species ofContinue reading “Calls for CITES to address the corruption fueling the illegal wildlife trade”

INDEPENDENT PRO BONO LEGAL ANALYSIS OF THE ILLEGAL TRADE IN GREAT APES FROM AFRICA AND SYRIA TO CHINA SINCE 2007

Report for the Interpol Environmental Crime DirectorateNovember 22, 2015 By Richard Hargreaves A CALL FOR AN INTERPOL INVESTIGATION INTO THE KEY CHINESE, AFRICAN AND SYRIAN APE TRADERS; CHINESE ZOOLOGICAL PARK OWNERS AND AUTHORITIES; AND CITES MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY AND SECRETARIAT STAFF  INVOLVED IN AND / OR POTENTIALLY ACQUIESCENT TO THE ILLEGAL APE TRADE SINCE 2007

Trade secrets: Karl Ammann

Southeast Asia Globe Interview – June 18, 2014 Swiss-born photojournalist and wildlife activist Karl Ammann has been investigating the illegal trade in wildlife products for more than three decades. On the phone from Kenya, Ammann spoke to Southeast Asia Globe about staying out of trouble and his disillusionment with the authorities’ efforts to clamp downContinue reading “Trade secrets: Karl Ammann”

Bilder einer sterbenden Welt (Images of a dying world)

September 17, 2009 Von Thilo Thielke Die Kamera ist seine Waffe gegen Wilderer: Der Schweizer Naturfotograf Karl Ammann dokumentiert mit seinen Aufnahmen die gnadenlose Jagd auf aussterbende Tierarten. Er führt einen fast aussichtslosen Kampf – auch weil Verlage lieber heile Welt als drastische Bilder zeigen. Der Mann ist ständig auf Achse. Steht unter Strom. GeradeContinue reading “Bilder einer sterbenden Welt (Images of a dying world)”