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Illegal wood from Peruvian Amazon is entering the USA

Systemic corruption and human rights abuses in Peru documented, as well as over 100 illegal import shipments into the United States   Contact: Fiona Mulligan, EIA, +1 202-483-6621 Andrea Johnson, EIA, +51 969 839 234 LIMA: A multi-year investigative report released today by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) reveals evidence that since 2008 over 20 […]

EIA undercover films take top awards at festival!

Films featuring the work of the Environmental Investigation Agency have picked up top awards at the 35th International Wildlife Film Festival in the US. EIA is no stranger to event, held annually in Montana, after taking the award for Best News Programme two years ago with Eco Crime Investigators: Skin and Bones. This year, three […]

On the trail of Ali Jambi: from timber baron to businessman

Welcome to the first of an occasional series uncovering the current activities of environmental criminals previously exposed by EIA.  Campaigns Director Julian Newman catches up with Ali Jambi – aka Tham Hai Lee, Jambi Lee, Jenggo, Hap Ali – who went from Indonesian timber smuggler to wealthy Singaporean businessman.   Let’s call him Ali Jambi, […]

Blood Ivory: Exposing the myth of a regulated market

A briefing calling for China’s status as a CITES-approved buyer of ivory to be immediately revoked and urging UK and European Union governments to press for a review of all holders of Approved Buyer status and to halt all one-off auctions of stockpiled ivory.    

Madagascar, Lemurs and Spies to screen on the BBC

A documentary showcasing the work of EIA in Madagascar is to screen on BBC2′s Natural World tomorrow (Thursday, March 15) at 8pm. Pure white lemurs called silky sifaka live in the remote rainforests of Madagascar and are one of the rarest animals in the world. Sascha Von Bismarck, an investigator based in EIA’s US office, […]

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, […]

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