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Stop Stimulating Demand

A briefing for the 16th Conference of the Parties (CoP16) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) warning that discussion of ivory trading mechanisms stimulates demand and poaching.  

Google promotes online sales of elephant & whale products

Internet giant fails to enforce its own policies   LONDON / WASHINGTON DC: Environmentalists today appealed to internet giant Google to remove thousands of advertisements from its Japanese Shopping site which promote products for sale from endangered whale and elephant species. The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) wrote to Google CEO Larry Page on February 22, […]

Volunteering insight with the environmental James Bonds!

Having been a follower of EIA’s work for some time, I was thrilled when there arose an opportunity to volunteer for three months with its fundraising team. I used to joke with my friends that EIA were the James Bonds of the environmental movement. Having become more acquainted with the work done here, this is […]

Call to CITES: Stop Stimulating Demand

LONDON: The campaigning Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is calling on international policy-makers to Stop Stimulating Demand for critically endangered species. The London-based NGO cautioned that conflicting decisions and top-level discussions regarding trades in the products of endangered species such as elephants, tigers and precious woods create consumer confusion and ultimately drive poaching/theft by criminals to […]

History repeating: The illegal trade in rhino horn

Rhino populations are being hammered by poachers, steeping Africa in blood and pushing the species ever-closer to extinction to satisfy the demand for rhino horn in Vietnam and other countries – a demand largely based on the myth of the non-existent medicinal properties of rhino horn. For the record, rhino horn is entirely composed of […]

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