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Intelligence Week: Gathering key information from the front lines of undercover investigation

Following weeks, if not months, of preparation, EIA investigators are deployed to the field with the aim of engaging subjects of interest and obtaining valuable information on illicit trades and criminal networks.  Gathering information in the field can be a long and arduous process, especially in new places where we need to start with a […]

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Ongoing and clandestine tiger trade in China is no surprise to EIA – or the country’s Government

On the 17th December, the Daily Mail ran a story with gruesome images depicting tiger killing and trade at a captive tiger facility, reportedly sourced from a whistleblower at the Qinhuangdao Wildlife Rescue Centre in Hebei Province of China. According to the story, the whistleblower had shared the pictures and information with one of China’s leading independent national non-government organisations who circulated it on social media.