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Google promotes online sales of elephant & whale products

Internet giant fails to enforce its own policies   LONDON / WASHINGTON DC: Environmentalists today appealed to internet giant Google to remove thousands of advertisements from its Japanese Shopping site which promote products for sale from endangered whale and elephant species. The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) wrote to Google CEO Larry Page on February 22, […]

Past the timber violence & on the road to European reform

As the gun slammed down on the table and I heard the chilling words “I can shoot you now and I may go to prison but I will still be alive, but you, you will be dead” I realised we were in serious trouble. Ten years ago, after a series of EIA investigations exposing illegal […]

China puts the ‘con’ in tiger conservation

New report exposes the double standard which stimulates demand   LONDON: Despite signing up to global initiatives seeking to protect wild tigers and double their number by 2022, Government departments in China have quietly set about stimulating domestic markets for tiger skins and body parts. As few as 3,500 tigers survive in the wild, yet […]

Volunteering insight with the environmental James Bonds!

Having been a follower of EIA’s work for some time, I was thrilled when there arose an opportunity to volunteer for three months with its fundraising team. I used to joke with my friends that EIA were the James Bonds of the environmental movement. Having become more acquainted with the work done here, this is […]

11th Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture takes a look at life

Save the Rhino International and the Environmental Investigation Agency are collaborating once again to celebrate the unique talent of Douglas Adams, best known as author of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series and a genuine conservation enthusiast. Douglas Adams was a founder patron of Save the Rhino. He once joined us for a climb […]

Call to CITES: Stop Stimulating Demand

LONDON: The campaigning Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is calling on international policy-makers to Stop Stimulating Demand for critically endangered species. The London-based NGO cautioned that conflicting decisions and top-level discussions regarding trades in the products of endangered species such as elephants, tigers and precious woods create consumer confusion and ultimately drive poaching/theft by criminals to […]

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