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Urgent measures for elephants adopted at Botswana summit

Yesterday (Tuesday) saw several African elephant range states as well as a number of ivory transit and consumer states at the African Elephant Summit in Gaborone, Botswana unanimously adopt 14 “urgent measures, to halt and reverse the trend in illegal killing of elephants and the illegal ivory trade“. EIA is encouraged to see more commitment […]

The Autumn 2013 issue of Investigator is now available

Welcome to the Autumn 2013 issue of EIA’s bi-annual newsletter Investigator, giving you an overview of our key campaign activities during the past six months. This issue features: • The cool technology revolution that’s easier on the climate – and energy bills! • Wild tigers don’t have the time for China’s conflicting policies • Mercury […]

Pro-trade lobby unaware of demand & scope for growth?

. Is it time to reconsider a legal global trade in tiger, elephant and rhino products? That was the question being debated last Thursday (October 17) at an EarthWatch Institute event held at the Royal Geographical Society in London. EIA Executive Director Mary Rice was on the team arguing against trade, along with elephant scientist […]

Lumber Liquidators importing illegal hardwood flooring

Liquidating the Forests Hardwood Flooring, Organized Crime, and the World’s Last Siberian Tigers EIA’s new investigative report details the extent and nature of illegal logging in the Russian Far East (RFE) and tracks illegally harvested valuable hardwoods across the border into China, through factories and warehouses, to its ultimate destination in showrooms around the world. […]

Corruption, bloodshed and death – the curse of rosewood

“We cannot live without forests. People will have to be in symbiotic relationship with the forests. When people preserve the forests, the forests will give back to people. The relationship between people and forests are interdependent.” Queen Sirikit of Thailand – May 26, 2000  . . This summer I’ve had the opportunity to visit some […]

Wild tigers can’t afford China’s half-baked commitments

. Last week, EIA campaigners were at an international workshop on the conservation of tigers and other wildlife, held in Kunming, China. It was organised by the State Forestry Administration of China (SFA), co-sponsored by organisations such as the Global Tiger Initiative (GTI) of the World Bank and WWF, and attended by all tiger range […]

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