Our new report, Vanishing Point - Criminality, Corruption and the Devastation of Tanzania's Elephants, reveals that Chinese-led criminal gangs are conspiring with corrupt Tanzanian officals to traffic huge amunts of ivory. This illegal trade has caused half of Tanzania's elephants to be poached in the past five years.
Leading High Street retailers are being urged to do their bit for the climate by closing the door on open refrigerated display units. In our new report The Chilling Facts VI, we reveal that the take-up of climate-friendly refrigeration by supermarket chains is spreading faster and more widely than ever
Insatiable Chinese demand for timber is driving a grossly unsustainable illegal logging and timber smuggling crisis which threatens to undermine Mozambique’s forest resources - during 2013, a staggering 93 per cent of logging in Mozambique was illegal
Internet retail giant Rakuten is terminating sales of whale products through its Japanese marketplace Rakuten Ichiba and has given merchants 30 days to remove them. The move came after EIA launched the report Blood e-Commerce, exposing Rakuten as the world’s biggest online marketplace for ivory and whale meat products
The report “Blood e-Commerce: Rakuten’s profits from the slaughter of elephants and whales” – released by the EIA in conjunction with Humane Society International (HSI) – reveals that the company’s Japanese website carries more than 28,000 ads for elephant ivory products and some 1,200 whale meat products ads