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Items tagged 'Dave Currey'

The Norway whaling probe that led to EIA’s creation

. Some 30 years ago, in June 1983, I was aboard the 116ft North Sea trawler the Balaenoptera with a wonderful crew of volunteers. Our aim was to document Norwegian whaling – something no-one had done before. The momentous decision to end all commercial whaling by 1986 had been made the year before by the […]

New trailer for EIA film Blood Ivory Smugglers

With its UK premiere this Thursday (December 29) on Nat Geo Wild at 8pm, we’re pleased to share this new trailer for Blood Ivory Smugglers. Made by London production company Red Earth Studio for National Geographic, the documentary follows EIA investigators as they assess the state of elephant poaching in Kenya and go undercover, posing […]

Misinformation and the curse of the ivory ‘experts’

The new documentary Blood Ivory Smugglers, following EIA undercover investigators in Hong Kong, China and Kenya, makes its UK premiere on Nat Geo Wild on Thursday, December 29, at 8pm; EIA co-founder Dave Currey was one of the team being filmed and here reflects on his experiences of campaigning against the ivory trade.   Unfortunately, […]

Behind the scenes of three new films about EIA’s work

“Everyone who makes films has to be an athlete to a certain degree because cinema does not come from abstract academic thinking; it comes from your knees and thighs” – film-maker and documentarian Werner Herzog. On Tuesday, September 6, three powerful new films chronicling EIA’s recent undercover investigations into timber smuggling, the ivory trade and […]

Leading environmentalist to receive OBE

London, UK: The Chairman of the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is to receive an OBE in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace today at 10am. The Officer of the Order of the British Empire is being awarded Allan Thornton in recognition of his outstanding work to protect the environment. Canadian-born Thornton is a co-founder of EIA, […]