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World Rhino Day: facts and fiction about rhino horn trade

The use of rhino horn as a recreational drug or cancer treatment in Asia is based on myths, but has escalated exponentially over the last few years. As a result, rhino in Africa and Asia are brutally slaughtered in huge numbers for their horns. With prices able to fetch more than cocaine or gold, the […]

A powerful new animated film for World Rhino Day

  It’s World Rhino Day on Saturday (September 22, 2012) and EIA is proud to lend its support to this excellent and poignant new animation to raise awareness of the plight of rhinos. We need your help to share this short film as widely as possible, to get across the message that rhino horn has […]

CITES ivory trade system is flawed and drives poaching

With 2011 acknowledged as the worst year for elephants since the international ivory trade ban of 1989, it should come as no great surprise that there has been considerable interest and a raft of articles in the media featuring dead elephants in recent months. The latest is National Geographic Magazine’s investigative report Blood Ivory, the […]

It’s time to get tough with the kingpins of wildlife crime

Ivory trader to EIA: “There are only two to three big bosses. Beneath them there are smaller bosses. The big bosses won’t go out and sell the stuff themselves … generally, the ‘big bosses’ don’t show their faces”. “The media tend to focus on wildlife crimes they can see,” says Bryan Christy, journalist and author. […]

EIA urges UN meeting to get tough on environmental crime

  Delegates at the forthcoming United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting On The Rule Of Law (September 24, 2012) are being asked to get tough on environmental crime. Here is our briefing to the meeting:   EIA Briefing to Permanent Representatives to the UN in New York Environmental Crime: Rationale for Action at the UN […]

Lacey Act has teeth: US gets serious about illegal logging

Gibson Guitars has finally faced the music. After nearly a year of crying foul, running to the Tea Party for political backing, seeking audience with every possible media outlet and hiring a DC lobbying firm to change the law under which it was being investigated, Gibson Guitars has acknowledged that it did, in fact, import […]

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