Opinion and commentary on wild species trade topics direct from the frontline of conservation and sustainable development.
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10 January 2024
How can you ensure your online plant purchases are ethical, legal, and sustainable?
How can you ensure your online plant purchases are ethical, legal, and sustainable? In recent years, the ornamental houseplant trade has bloomed. The convenience of buying plants online has made it…Read More
Responding to corruption in the non-human primate supply chain for medical research
Financial institutions have the ability and the legal responsibility to identify and report the enabling payments and the proceeds of crime—including wildlife crimes that are facilitated by…
Securing the Future of the Himalayas' Medicinal Plants: An Interview with Ramila Bohara
Nepal boasts a thriving trade network, intricately woven around the commerce of up to 300 medicinal and aromatic plant species. This trade does not solely benefit the global market; it also sustains…
Banding together to protect lemurs: understanding and addressing their threats
Madagascar is home to an astonishing 113 species of lemurs – all of them endemic to the island, yet adored and popularised far beyond in zoos and blockbuster films. But we’re at great risk of losing…
Transparency International & TRAFFIC
Bringing mis-certified timber out of the woodwork: a Malagasy Rosewood court case review
When a shipment of what was declared simply as ‘wood’ was instead identified as precious Malagasy rosewood upon arrival in Kenya, several years of contentious legal battle ensued. Jamal Juma, an…
A Balancing Act: Testing SharkTrace at sea as a critical tool for shark trade management
For Simone Louw, a Project Support Officer focused on TRAFFIC’s marine fisheries work, the opportunity to experience first-hand how fisheries take to onboarding SharkTrace – a TRAFFIC tool for…
Fighting natural resource corruption is essential for successful conservation: Very Bad People by Patrick Alley
(A Book Commentary) Patrick Alley’s recounting of Global Witness’s story over the last few decades shows how surprisingly closely the aims and approaches of conservation and anti-corruption…
Celebrating Collaboration On World Health Day
This year’s World Health Day honours the human perseverance, innovation, and commitment that has unified communities around the world towards the common goal of Health for All.