A recent survey by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) of marine product sellers in southern China and Hong Kong revealed a continuing illegal trade in a banned fish species which, if left unchecked, will lead to the extinction of the vaquita – the world’s most endangered marine mammal.
The Spring 2015 issue of our bi-annual newsletter Investigator, featuring an overview of key campaign activities during the past six months. This issue features, Botswana showing progress in fighting wildlife crime and lots more
The EU Birds and Habitats Directives protect wildlife species and habitats in the UK and Europe but are under review by the European Commission and at serious risk of being weakened by some big business trying to dilute the legislation and remove what they see as unnecessary barriers to business and economic growth
EIA investigators have just returned from Japan where they documented the killing and live capture of dolphins in Taiji’s notorious cove. They also looked into commercial sales of the dolphin meat derived from the kills through local supermarkets and obtained a number of samples to test for mercury contamination
In 2014, we celebrated our 30th anniversary but in other respects it was a typically hectic and successful year as we continued to uncover ongoing problems and expose new ones; here are just a few of the highlights from a busy 12 months