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UN members heed call to get tough on environmental crime

The international community is finally recognising that environmental crime is not some small-scale criminal activity taking place deep in the jungles of Africa or Asia but is serious, growing, transnational and, shockingly, highly organised through the involvement of notorious criminal syndicates and terrorist groups. This week, during the ongoing 67th session of the UN General […]

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 […]

Do you want a say on how EIA digitises its archive?

  I joined EIA at the start of the year and have been struck by the vast range of different environmental issues we have worked on during the past three decades. Since our very first investigation into the Faroe Islands’ pilot whale hunt in 1984, we have investigated and campaigned on the global ivory trade, […]

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. […]

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