China spurred a flurry of international press reports when it appeared to announce a ban on ivory imports into the country, although the ‘temporary ban’ does not apply to the huge domestic legal ivory market in China which continues to perpetuate the desirability of, and illegal trade in, ivory while stimulating demand
The escalating international criminal trade in ivory and rhino horn is well documented, Significantly less well known a product derived from a critically endangered species, often commanding black market prices up to five times higher than ivory – the carved beaks of helmeted hornbills
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In 2014, we celebrated our 30th anniversary but in other respects it was a typically hectic and successful year as we continued to uncover ongoing problems and expose new ones; here are just a few of the highlights from a busy 12 months
Thousands of captive tigers throughout China and South-East Asia are destined to be butchered for meat and bones, their skins turned into luxury home décor. Licensed trade in the skins of captive-bred tigers in China poses an enforcement nightmare as it masks and stimulates illegal trade.
By taking part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge, you not only have the opportunity to DOUBLE YOUR DONATION but every penny raised will go towards our work on illegal wildlife trade. Your support will help us conduct new investigations the illegal wildlife trade with the aim of putting a stop to it all together
This week, the Environmental Investigation Agency celebrates 30 years. We differ from other NGOs in our strong focus on environmental criminality, dispatching investigators to work undercover with hidden cameras, false-front companies and assumed identities, often in harrowing and potentially dangerous circumstances