The global body that regulates international wildlife trade has officially reprimanded the United Kingdom and the European Union for their longstanding failure to register captive breeding facilities for the most heavily threatened and protected species.
Born Free co-hosted an event in the sidelines of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)’ Standing Committee meeting, aimed at persuading the wildlife trade regulating body of the need for a new international agreement to tackle wildlife trafficking.
As Born Free calls for tighter restrictions on international wildlife trade when regulatory body, CITES, meets in Geneva, we look at why CITES is important and how Born Free is involved.
A future without elephants is unimaginable. Born Free’s new appeal offers a lifeline for one of Africa’s most iconic species.
Born Free is encouraging progressive revision to current weak European legislation, to help prevent wildlife crime including trafficking of rare species.
A report prepared by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) indicating growing momentum among governments for the development of a global agreement against wildlife trafficking, will be debated at a UN meeting in Vienna this week.
Born Free marks a global day devoted to celebrating birds and encouraging their protection. Our Rescue & Care Officer Flo Blackbourn reports.
The conservation world has been focussed on Panama over the past two weeks, where the 19th Conference of the Parties to CITES, the global wildlife regulator, took place.
Since two new proposals were made public, Born Free, alongside partner organisations, has been asking that governments reject both outright.
Born Free is in Panama, working with colleagues from the global Species Survival Network of almost 100 organisations dedicated to protecting animals and plants not only from illegal trade but the often the devastating impacts of legal international wildlife trade.