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Press Releases: Elephants

Crime & corruption behind Tanzania’s elephant meltdown

Chinese criminal syndicates & corruption behind Tanzania’s elephant meltdown   LONDON: A new report reveals that Chinese-led criminal gangs are conspiring with corrupt Tanzanian officials to traffic huge amounts of ivory, a trade which has caused half of Tanzania’s elephants to be poached in the past five years – even diplomatic visits by high-level Chinese […]

Internet giant Rakuten pulls the plug on whale meat sales

Internet giant Rakuten pulls the plug on whale meat but elephant ivory sales continue   LONDON: Internet retail giant Rakuten has announced it is terminating sales of whale products through its Japanese marketplace Rakuten Ichiba and has given merchants 30 days to remove them. The move came after the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), in conjunction […]

Rakuten’s profits from sales of elephant ivory & whale meat

Rakuten – the world’s biggest online retailer of elephant ivory and whale meat LONDON: Japanese retail giant Rakuten is today exposed as the world’s biggest online marketplace for elephant ivory and whale meat products. The new report “Blood e-Commerce: Rakuten’s profits from the slaughter of elephants and whales” – released by the Environmental Investigation Agency […]

World leaders getting serious about illegal wildlife trade

London Conference shows world leaders are serious about fighting illegal wildlife trade LONDON: The London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) broadly welcomes the outcomes of today’s landmark London Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade as a strong indication that world leaders are finally getting serious about tackling international wildlife crime. The new EIA report In Cold Blood […]

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 […]

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