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Are you ready to help EIA fight wildlife crime in The Big Give?

Double your donations and help EIA stop the illegal wildlife trade! On December 4, 5 and 6 there is an incredible opportunity to have your donation to EIA doubled through the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2014. This means that your gift will go twice as far supporting our crucial work in 2015 to fight the […]

EU reaches agreement to cut down on plastic bags

EIA welcomes Friday’s agreement by the European Union institutions on European wide measures to address lightweight plastic carrier bags. Once adopted the new rules will allow EU countries to choose either to impose mandatory charges for plastic bags, or to introduce measures to reduce consumption of single use plastic bags to 90 bags per person […]

Ivory responses: full of sound and fury, signifying nothing

On November 6, the Environmental Investigation Agency released a major new report detailing rampant elephant poaching and ivory smuggling in Tanzania, with the bulk of the contraband tusks bound for the Chinese market. The report, entitled Vanishing Point, was the result of exhaustive research and a series of undercover investigations carried out by EIA in […]

Countries edge towards an agreement on super GHGs

Countries edge towards global agreement on super greenhouse gases as obstacles melt PARIS: The international community has moved a step closer to a deal on eliminating hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) at a meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol in Paris this week. Despite coordinated resistance from Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States, other countries which […]

Hong Kong needs to do better in illegal wildlife trade fight

We are pleased to share today’s guest blog from Wilson Lau, Project Manager of Hong Kong think tank Civic Exchange … . . Hong Kong has a notorious history of trade in wildlife. Back in the heydays of the 1960s-70s, in an ordinary market one would be able to find wild mammals and raptors, stacked […]

Loopholes & ODS illegal trade threaten ozone layer recovery

EIA’s latest briefing New Trends in ODS Smuggling highlights the growing threat of illegal trade in ozone depleting substances (ODS). Far from going away, the threat of black market ODS looms greater than ever and this briefing brings together analysis of trade and emissions data, recent reported seizures and a look at the global refrigerant […]

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