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
Our new report, Vanishing Point - Criminality, Corruption and the Devastation of Tanzania's Elephants, reveals that Chinese-led criminal gangs are conspiring with corrupt Tanzanian officals to traffic huge amunts of ivory. This illegal trade has caused half of Tanzania's elephants to be poached in the past five years.
Insatiable Chinese demand for timber is driving a grossly unsustainable illegal logging and timber smuggling crisis which threatens to undermine Mozambique’s forest resources - during 2013, a staggering 93 per cent of logging in Mozambique was illegal
Just days before UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s landmark Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade, the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency has set out the key actions it believes are essential to tackle the international organised criminal networks plundering the environment