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Items tagged 'illegal wildlife crime'

EIA welcomes call to oppose ivory trade & fix wildlife law

LONDON: Responding to the release today (October 18) of the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee’s Wildlife Crime: Third Report of Session 2012-13, the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) makes the following statement:   “EIA welcomes the recommendation by the UK’s influential Environmental Audit Committee that there should be a complete ban on the trade […]

Mary Rice reflects on this week’s ivory burning in Kenya

A Burning Without the Warmth of Jubilation Almost 10 years ago, EIA investigated the case of more than six tonnes of illegal ivory –­ that’s at least 600 dead elephants ­– seized en route to Japan. It became known as the Singapore Seizure and our subsequent investigations showed it had been only one of 19 which […]

Julian Newman returns from Beijing, highlighting the important role of customs officers

For most people contact with customs officers is normally limited to deciding whether to choose the green or red channel when arriving at airports. Yet customs agents have a vital role to play in combating environmental crime.