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Are you ready to double up for cetaceans with the Big Give?

In less than 48 hours, you can DOUBLE YOUR DONATION to EIA for FREE through the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2013! Sounds too good to be true? Watch our short film explaining the challenge, and please share it far and wide. . . This is a fantastic opportunity for us to raise vital funds for […]

The right tools – using tech to fight environmental crime

On Wednesday, EIA attended the National Environmental Crime Conference in London, along with a cross-section of civil society, law enforcement, academia and the media. Under discussion was how technology can be used to prevent environmental crime. I’m of the opinion that technology can be simple or complex – but whatever it is, it has to […]

Join the Big Give and help us make 2014 a whale of a time!

. EIA’s London HQ is buzzing with excitement at once again being selected to participate in this year’s Big Give Christmas Challenge. It’s such a fantastic opportunity for us to raise much-needed funds for the vital work our Cetaceans Campaign will carry out in 2014, which is why I can’t wait to tell you all […]

US ivory crush sends signal to end elephant ivory trade

WASHINGTON, DC: The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) commends the United States Government’s inspiring step to today (November 14) destroy 5.4 tonnes of seized elephant ivory in Denver, Colorado. The stockpile represents 25 years of seizures of illegal ivory in the United States and its destruction will focus attention on the devastating impacts of the illegal wildlife […]

Wildlife trade an unchangeable Asian tradition? Think again

Last Thursday (October 17) saw a live debate in London organised by EarthWatch Institute as to whether the time was right to consider a legal trade of some endangered wildlife products such as ivory, rhino horn or tiger skins and parts. During the event, one of the pro-trade panelists, Kirsten Conrad, suggested that demand from […]

Pro-trade lobby unaware of demand & scope for growth?

. Is it time to reconsider a legal global trade in tiger, elephant and rhino products? That was the question being debated last Thursday (October 17) at an EarthWatch Institute event held at the Royal Geographical Society in London. EIA Executive Director Mary Rice was on the team arguing against trade, along with elephant scientist […]

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