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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, […]

Tiger Tracks is roaring into London tonight!

Tiger Tracks, the world’s biggest-ever tiger event, is launched today (March 1, 2013) at St Pancras Railway Station in London. Opened by legendary rock guitarist Brian May and singer Kelly Ellis playing live in the station at 6pm, the event organised by the Save Wild Tigers initiative will span three weeks of activities to raise […]

EIA Comments on the 6th Draft of the Vietnamese Timber and Timber Product Legality Definition

On February 27, 2013, EIA submitted comments on the 6th draft of the Vietnamese Timber and Timber Product Legality Definition, highlighting concerns that the Legality Definition fails to provide assurances that timber imported into Vietnam has been legally harvested and traded in the countries of origin. EIA’s comments were sent to the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture […]

EIA online library for Hidden in Plain Sight report

  EIA has cached many of the online resources referenced in our report Hidden in Plain Sight: China’s Clandestine Tiger Trade. These resources are available below for researchers and interest parties; most are in their original Mandarin, although we have provided some unofficial translations (unless otherwise indicated as official). We would draw your attention in […]

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 […]

Hidden in Plain Sight: China’s Clandestine Tiger Trade

A report revealing how, 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. Read a Chinese language version of this report / 点击下载中文报告 here.  

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