Our new report, The Shuidong Connection: Exposing the global hub of the illegal ivory trade, is the culmination of almost three years of undercover investigations and exposes organised criminal syndicates operating out of Shuidong, China who have come to dominate the illegal smuggling of poached ivory into China.
As the Government of Kenya prepares to destroy a 106 tonne stockpile of ivory in a high-profile international event on April 30, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) welcomed the move as a significant step towards ending all ivory trade and the epidemic of poaching which feeds it
One of the UK’s top wildlife artists, Gary Hodges, is preparing for his first solo exhibition in more than two decades, Heart & Soul, which features over 150 exhibits following a sell-out private viewing and is set to raise thousands for the work of EIA and the Born Free Foundation to combat the illegal wildlife trade
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Eighteen international environmental and conservation organisations are calling on EU governments to halt all exports of raw ivory when the EU’s Committee on Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora meets on April 10 in Brussels. Ivory trade has expanded in the EU, now the world’s largest exporter of pre-Convention or ‘old’ ivory