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Briefing for the Regional Dialogue on Siamese Rosewood and Illegal Logging

A briefing prepared by EIA for the meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, December 2014. .

Wenzhou circus tiger case exposes flaws in China’s trade

Thousands of tigers are held in captivity throughout China and South-East Asia, many destined to be butchered for their meat and bones, their skins turned into luxury home décor. The licensed trade in the skins of captive-bred tigers in China poses an enforcement nightmare as it masks and stimulates illegal trade, diverting vital police and […]

How corruption is poisoning the global environment

Today (December 9) is the United Nations annual International Anti-Corruption Day. While the calendar is awash with international ‘days’ marking everything under the sun (sorry, you’ve already missed World Smile Day this year), efforts to publicise and curb corruption are worth supporting. From the Environmental Investigation Agency’s perspective, corruption is a key enabling factor in […]

Even pessimists see prospect for real climate progress

This time last year, I was recovering from two full-on weeks at the annual climate summit – or CoP – which had just come to an end in Warsaw, Poland. There, in the slightly surreal and wintry setting of the national football stadium, we were plied with pisco sours by this year’s conference host, Peru, […]

Ivory responses: full of sound and fury, signifying nothing

On November 6, the Environmental Investigation Agency released a major new report detailing rampant elephant poaching and ivory smuggling in Tanzania, with the bulk of the contraband tusks bound for the Chinese market. The report, entitled Vanishing Point, was the result of exhaustive research and a series of undercover investigations carried out by EIA in […]

New Trends in ODS Smuggling

EIA briefing to the 26th Meeting of the Montreal Protocol in Paris on the illicit trade in the smuggling of ozone-depleting substances. .

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