The documentary Blood Ivory Smugglers, following EIA undercover investigators in Hong Kong, China and Kenya, makes its UK premiere on Nat Geo Wild; EIA co-founder Dave Currey was one of the team being filmed and here reflects on his experiences of campaigning against the ivory trade
The new documentary The Real Chainsaw Massacre, following our undercover investigators in Vietnam and Laos, makes its UK premiere on Nat Geo Wild. Our Campaigns Director Julian Newman was one of the team being filmed and here he gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse of an investigation in progress
Faith Doherty, Head of our Forests Campaign, reflects on the progress made since Asian ministers gathered in Bali to sign a declaration to combat illegal logging. This problem has become more openly acknowledged and Europe is finally bringing in legislation to prohibit the sale of illegal timber products.
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
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Iceland has dodged the bullet of US trade sanctions over its belligerent hunting of endangered fin whales. However it’s not unreasonable to expect diplomatic attention will be focused on its whaling activities in the coming months. Iceland is the only country to actually expand commercial whaling in recent years