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Illegal Wildlife Trade

Faroe Islands whaling and the birth of EIA’s first campaign

Next month, EIA marks its 30th anniversary, and here founder director Jennifer Lonsdale looks back to the 1984 investigation into whaling in the Faroe Islands which would become the organisation’s first official campaign. . . A year ago I wrote a blog about the 1983 Balaenoptera adventure, when we sailed to northern Norway to document […]

A new rhino poaching remedy to trigger alarm bells?

The announcement by South Africa Environment Minister Edna Molewa earlier this week that up to 500 rhino could be relocated from the world famous Kruger National Park to protect them from poachers was undermined by the revelation that the bulk of the animals would go to private game reserves. Investigative journalism site Oxpeckers stated: “SANParks […]

World Elephant Day – time for global action beyond words

A message from EIA Executive Director Mary Rice on World Elephant Day:   Today is World Elephant Day and around the globe actions and events are taking place to mark the occasion. While it reassuring that the plight of elephants remains in the public consciousness, the rate of poaching and illegal trade still remains high, […]

Japan whale sales feel the pressure of Rakuten’s ban

Japanese businesses trading in cetacean products are feeling the pinch in the wake of Rakuten’s decision to end whale and dolphin meat sales following EIA’s Blood e-Commerce exposé. Rakuten, Japan’s largest e-commerce marketplace with an increasing international reach, announced an end to whale and dolphin meat sales via Rakuten Ichiba in April after the launch […]

Armoured against predators – except wildlife criminals

Illegal trade in ivory, rhino horn and tiger products receives a relatively high international profile, far more so than that in pangolins for their meat and scales – and yet in just a few short years, this quiet mammal has become the world’s most trafficked creature. Whenever EIA shares updates about the pangolin via social […]

Our respects to the fallen on World Ranger Day 2014

. The fight against transnational environmental crime is ceaseless and largely fought with donations, grants, intelligence and tenacity – but few people can claim to put as much on the line as rangers in the field. Today (July 31) is World Ranger Day, an opportunity to pay tribute to the sacrifice of some and the […]

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