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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 […]

Are you ready to help EIA fight wildlife crime in The Big Give?

Double your donations and help EIA stop the illegal wildlife trade! On December 4, 5 and 6 there is an incredible opportunity to have your donation to EIA doubled through the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2014. This means that your gift will go twice as far supporting our crucial work in 2015 to fight the […]

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 […]

Hong Kong needs to do better in illegal wildlife trade fight

We are pleased to share today’s guest blog from Wilson Lau, Project Manager of Hong Kong think tank Civic Exchange … . . Hong Kong has a notorious history of trade in wildlife. Back in the heydays of the 1960s-70s, in an ordinary market one would be able to find wild mammals and raptors, stacked […]

The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2014

. EIA is delighted to have been selected to take part in The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2014! This year, we are seeking funding for our crucial front line work investigating and exposing the illegal wildlife trade and the international criminals behind it. Every penny raised will go straight to our projects in 2015 combating […]

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