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The Siamese rosewood craze: for whom the bell tolls?

请往下阅读此博客中文版 / Please scroll down for Chinese language version . . In a glamorous hongmu showroom in Shanghai, streams of the bustling crowds slowed down to appreciate sets of exquisitely carved Siamese rosewood furniture. What attracted the potential hongmu consumers and investors, beyond the fine and delicate craftsmanship, are the hefty price tags that any […]

Illegal wildlife trade meeting offers a watershed moment

Illegal wildlife trade conference offers a watershed moment to conserve iconic species LONDON: Just days before UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s landmark Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade, the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has set out the key actions it believes are essential to tackle the international organised criminal networks plundering the environment. Drawing on […]

In Cold Blood – Combating organised wildlife crime

A report examining international wildlife crime case histories, considering the successes and failures, and highlighting the crucial lessons to be learnt for better future enforcement and conservation. .

Sharks being pushed towards extinction by Mankind’s fears

Elissa Sursara is an Australia-based conservationist and correspondent using environmental biology to connect humans and the environment. Working with some of the world’s top environmental advocacy organisations, she builds political, scientific and social support for threatened species and habitats. Elissa is also a major champion of EIA’s work, helping us to spread word of our […]

After ivory, a legal rhino horn trade will only cause harm

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) is an international agreement signed by 175 governments, including one of the world’s major markets for illegal wildlife products – China. The international trade in elephant ivory and rhino horn is forbidden under CITES and, after a brief respite from poaching during the 1980s and ’90s, […]

‘Rogue traders’ in timber smuggling exposed

Environment groups name two kingpins in illegal international trade   THE Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and Telapak today (August 5, 2010) name two of the kingpins in Indonesia profiteering from the hugely lucrative international trade in stolen timber. In the new report Rogue Traders: The Murky Business of Merbau Timber Smuggling in Indonesia, London-based EIA […]

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