It’s called the National Ivory Action Plan (NIAP) and was designed to improve elephants chances of survival from illegal killing. Parties to CITES ( Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) are identified for inclusion in the NIAP if they have worrying levels of poaching and/or illegal ivory trade and […]
Inside, you can read about an exciting project we’ve launched with the Alan Turing Institute to develop a new artificial intelligence tool to identify individual tigers by their stripe patterns, as unique as fingerprints are to humans. We believe this tool will be of invaluable help in identifying tigers and their skins found in illegal trade, as well as revealing possible sources and trafficking systems. You’ll also find news of all the major activities and outputs of our busy campaign teams.
A deadly cocktail of unexplained chemical gases harmful to the Earth’s ozone layer and climate is building up in the atmosphere, documented in this briefing to the 34th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (MoP34), in Montreal, Canada. EIA investigations traced the source of CFC-11 to illegal production and use in the polyurethane […]
The IWC’s critical role in tackling the impacts of plastic on the world’s whales, dolphins and porpoises Global production of virgin (primary) plastics has increased from two million tonnes in 1950 to 460 million tonnes in 2021 – an increase of 22,900 per cent. To date, humans have produced about 10 billion tonnes of plastics […]
The 19th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP19) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) will take place from 14-25 November in Panama City. EIA encourages CITES Parties and stakeholders to consider information contained in this document when making decisions on proposals and matters in […]