Help the Environmental Investigation Agency Trust expose illicit trade in natural resources and wildlife crime anywhere in the world.

Your gift today will help fund our on-going vital investigative work. We turn the evidence we gather in the field into hard-hitting campaign information, targeted at those in power and authorities who can make a difference.

£10 could help fight illegal ivory trade

Burning ivory

£10 could help uncover evidence on the ivory trade to share with international agencies like Interpol and the United Nations.

£25 could help expose the criminals at the heart of illegal logging

Filming

£25 could help pay for covert GPS systems that can track illegal timber movement in real time.

Join EIA in the fight against wildlife crime

Join us as we expose the criminals who threaten our planet.

From deforestation and climate change to protecting endangered species and oceans, we’re committed to investigating and exposing any activity that harms our planet. But we need your help.

Our investigators work in very challenging conditions to expose illegal practices - often providing valuable information to Interpol and customs agencies worldwide. But we rely on the generous support of the public. It costs between £10,000 and £50,000 to run a single investigation and, without the generosity of people who care about protecting our planet, criminal networks will continue to operate with impunity despite the damage they cause. So please, help us fight environmental and wildlife crime with a gift today.

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Investigations

Diligent, carefully planned undercover investigations are at the heart of EIA’s work, taking us out to the front lines of environmental crime and returning with the credible intelligence and persuasive imagery needed to confirm the findings of our preliminary research and tip-offs from the field.

The more complex cases can see investigators setting up false front companies and produce well-researched fake identities, allowing them to infiltrate criminal organisations and get close to the key individuals involved.

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Campaigning

The evidence sourced in the field is used by EIA to raise awareness and to advocate for meaningful change and policy reforms, lobbying those in power and producing authoritative reports and compelling short films.

We also identify and advocate solutions to the problems we expose, a major focus of which is the role played by consumer demand for products harming the environment, from illegal logging to supermarket refrigeration.

 

Punching above our weight

EIA is a small organisation making a big difference. We give great value for money by focusing our resources on the vital work which has made us one of the most effective conservation organisations in the world.

To keep making a difference we rely on the generosity and vision of our supporters, who understand the importance of protecting our wildlife and our environment.

For every £1 given to EIA we spend:

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92p on investigating and campaigning for environmental protection

8p on fundraising and governance

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Cooperation

EIA works closely with a number of other organisations, developing close partnerships with NGOs around the world as well as engaging with wildlife and customs enforcement agencies at national and international levels.

For example, we have provided hard intelligence to Interpol and the World Customs Organisation, while our bespoke training films on illegal trades are used by enforcement agencies worldwide. We also work with local communities, providing them with valuable training and empowering them to protect their environment.

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Global reach

From uncovering criminal syndicates behind the decimation of elephant populations in Tanzania to exposing the illegal trade of animal parts and products in China, our commitment to protecting wildlife and the environment has no borders.

When we discover corruption, greed and exploitation that puts our natural world in jeopardy, we do everything we can to expose and report it to the relevant authorities.

 

£10 could help fight illegal ivory trade

Burning ivory

£10 could help uncover evidence on the ivory trade to share with international agencies like Interpol and the United Nations.

£25 could help expose the criminals at the heart of illegal logging

Filming

£25 could help pay for covert GPS systems that can track illegal timber movement in real time.