With strategic and pragmatic solutions to turn the current extinction crisis around.
Wildlife doesn’t have the luxury of time.
We must address the enormous legal trade in endangered species before any impact can be made on the illicit trade.
- A global first with Australia banning the importation of lion trophies and body parts, announced by then Environment Minister Greg Hunt in March 2015.
- World Wildlife Day, March 2018 hosting Australia’s first ivory and rhino horn crush event in Melbourne to demonstrate that Australia is complicit in the current poaching crisis whilst we have a rampant, unregulated domestic trade.
- Triggering a Parliamentary Joint Committee inquiry into the domestic trade in Australia, the resulting report, with bipartisan support, to close the domestic trade.
- The Australian delegation announced a domestic trade ban in ivory and rhino horn at CITES CoP in Geneva in August 2019 with Environment Minister Sussan Ley pledging to work with the states and territories.
- Partnering with Nature Needs More to address the enormous legal trade in wild and endangered species as working species by species is glacially slow. Modernising CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Wild Flora & Fauna) will have an enormous impact on 36,000 species and decisively impact the illicit trade.
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