By Michael Eustace (Investment analyst) email@example.com. The ban on rhino horn trade imposed by Cites in 1976 has been a miserable failure. All that the ban has achieved is to push trade underground where it has thrived and made money for criminals. Tens of thousands of rhino have been killed, unnecessarily. Horn is in demand… Continue reading For Trade
By Rael Loon. Introduction Kirsten Conrad’s paper ‘Trade bans – a perfect storm for poaching’, (Tropical Conservation Science V5(3): 245-254) is indeed timely. While trade bans such as CITES have been successful in helping to stabilize populations of certain species, in the case of rhinos, such a ban is proving less effective. The paper identifies… Continue reading THE TIME TO THINK DIFFERENTLY ABOUT CITES AND TRADE IS UPON US
By Kirsten Conrad. Originally published on Tropical Conservation Science. Abstract Since CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) ratification 40 years ago, trade bans have emerged as a principle conservation tool for endangered species. While trade bans have been successful in helping to stabilize populations of certain species, evidence… Continue reading Trade bans: a perfect storm for poaching?
Introduction Few needs in life are more essential than health care. Everywhere in the world, people desire access to effective medicines, hospitals and care providers so that they can live long and healthy lives. On average, Americans spend over $7,000.00 on health care each year, while Europeans spend around half this figure. To put this… Continue reading Rational Use: Traditional Medicines and Bear Farming in China
The Benefits of Trade in Seal Products AT ONE WITH NATURE Visitors to the northern reaches of the world are struck by the natural beauty of the rugged landscape, the purity of the air, and the abundance of sea life in the oceans. Canada, Greenland, Norway, Russia, Finland and Sweden lay claim to some of… Continue reading SEALS AND THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT
Editorial Wild tigers were supposed to have been put on the path to recovery in 1993 when trade in tiger products was banned. However, the numbers of wild tigers in its entire range, have continued to fall sharply, leading some experts to voice the opinion that the measure has failed. The big question of how… Continue reading Tiger Conservation: Itʼs Time to Think Outside the Box