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Press Releases: Illegal Wildlife Trade

Ivory trade ban essential to save elephants

LONDON: As world leaders gather in London on February 13 to attend a summit – hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron and attended by Prince Charles and Prince William – to confront the escalating poaching crisis decimating the world’s iconic wildlife, 23 environmental, conservation and animal welfare groups from 14 countries in Asia, Africa, […]

Illegal wildlife trade meeting offers a watershed moment

Illegal wildlife trade conference offers a watershed moment to conserve iconic species LONDON: Just days before UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s landmark Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade, the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has set out the key actions it believes are essential to tackle the international organised criminal networks plundering the environment. Drawing on […]

US ivory crush sends signal to end elephant ivory trade

WASHINGTON, DC: The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) commends the United States Government’s inspiring step to today (November 14) destroy 5.4 tonnes of seized elephant ivory in Denver, Colorado. The stockpile represents 25 years of seizures of illegal ivory in the United States and its destruction will focus attention on the devastating impacts of the illegal wildlife […]

Japan’s small cetacean hunts gamble with extinction, health

Unsustainable: Japan’s small cetacean hunts gamble with species extinction & human health TOKYO: More than one million whales, dolphins and porpoises have been slaughtered off Japan in the past 70 years – and new analysis by the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) indicates these unsustainable hunts are on track to wipe out key species in […]

Mercury treaty to flag threats of toxic whale & dolphin meat

LONDON: As the world’s first legally binding international treaty to curb the release of mercury into the environment was formally signed today (October 9), a coalition of NGOs urged countries to take immediate steps to address communities at particular risk of contamination from the consumption of whale and dolphin products. “For far too long, coastal […]

Poaching increases as SA pushes legal rhino horn trade

LONDON & WASHINGTON, DC: The poaching of rhinos in South Africa has increased by more than three rhinos a week on average since Environmental Minister Edna Molewa called for a legal international trade in rhino horn, according to analysis by the non-profit Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA). From January 1 to March 13,2013, an average of […]

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