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Skin in the game? Reptile leather trade embroils conservation authority

by Elizabeth Claire Alberts on 19 April 2021 See related film by Karl Ammann: The Medan Connection The reptile skin trade is a controversial issue, with some experts saying that harvesting programs help conserve species and provide livelihood benefits, while others say that the trade is fraught with issues and animal welfare concerns. From aContinue reading “Skin in the game? Reptile leather trade embroils conservation authority”

The Elephant Pricing Scam

by Karl Ammann, Published in Swara – March 3, 2021 In the investigative article below, reproduced with permission, wildlife crime investigator and photographer Karl Ammann exposes corruption, forgery, and fraud on a massive scale in the export of African elephants from Zimbabwe to China. In the image below (Zimbabwe accounts), the Zimbabwe authorities indicate thatContinue reading “The Elephant Pricing Scam”

Two legal challenges expose grave flaws at the heart of global wildlife trading system

February 17, 2021 in The Canary By Tracy Keeling The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is one of the most important international bodies in the world right now. Its actions and choices have immense bearing on what the future holds. CITES determines what trade in at-risk wildlifeContinue reading “Two legal challenges expose grave flaws at the heart of global wildlife trading system”

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