Three new films following EIA investigators undercover around the world have now had their premiere screenings on either National Geographic Channel or Nat Geo Wild in the US, Asia and the UK, and are currently airing for the first time in Australia and New Zealand
These are just the tip of the iceberg in what’s been a highly productive and busy year for EIA, one in which we also played a key role in achieving a groundbreaking agreement on timber trade between the European Union and Indonesia, and kept tabs on supermarket promises to get rid of greenhouse gases in their fridges
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
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.
Three powerful new films chronicling EIA’s undercover investigations into timber smuggling, the ivory trade and whaling make their world debut in the USA on Nat Geo Wild. Broadcast under the collective banner of Crimes Against Nature, they are Chainsaw Massacre, Blood Ivory and Making a Killing
Almost 10 years ago, we investigated the case of more than six tonnes of illegal ivory seized en route to Japan. It had been only one of 19 which had left the shores of Africa, all heading to Asia. To this day, no-one apart from a minor fixer in Singapore has ever been prosecuted, let alone convicted.