Tag: elephants

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Baking a crime (a recipe of disgust in three easy steps)

For a successful crime cake, you’ll need a victim in demand, easy to move to market and one that fetches a high price. It’s also very handy if the people who decide on priorities are constrained or unaware or, best of all, just not bothered about this particular victim – often the case with wildlife and forest crime

A live elephant with a dead elephant
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The senseless and horrific death of Hope

People sometimes ask me how I can do my job. Actually, I don’t know how the folk at STE do theirs. EIA’s work is in many ways a one removed from the grim reality of poaching because we are focusing on the trade; so it’s rare for us to be present at the immediate aftermath of a poaching incident.

Delegates at CITES Conference
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Debbie Banks on CITES – in out, in out, shake it all about

Our Lead Campaigner, Debbie Banks, reports on the recent CITES meeting where civil society was voted out of the room in a ploy for China and others to discuss our ivory investigation findings. China's lack of enforcement is alarming and we will continue to challenge it on its CITES commitments to tigers and elephants.

Tiger skin offered to EIA.
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It matters what criminals think too!

Our Intelligence Analyst, Charlotte Davies, discusses the valuable insights into criminal behaviour that can be gained from engaging illegal traders through covert operations. These insights need to be shared among enforcement agencies to help better understand and combat illegal wildlife trade in a changing world

An African elephant with a lake on the background
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And so this is Christmas and what have we done?

In 2010, we played a crucial role in ensuring proposals by Tanzania and Zambia to sell 112 tonnes of stockpiled ivory through CITES failed, helped nine leading UK supermarkets reduce their use of climate-changing HFCs and saw 10 years of work pay off when the European Parliament voted to ban imports of stolen timber