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.
An updated trade hotspot map by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and TRAFFIC reinforces the position of China and Indonesia as the world’s most important countries involved in the illegal trade in helmeted hornbill (Rhinoplax vigil) parts and products
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The International Whaling Commission today joined the chorus of international voices calling for urgent action to save the Mexican vaquita porpoise from extinction. The Resolution on the Critically Endangered Vaquita, proposed by the USA and European Union, was adopted by consensus at the IWC’s 66th meeting in Slovenia
With distinctive markings around its mouth and eyes, the vaquita is one of the world’s most iconic marine mammal species – but with fewer than 60 left, it is doomed to extinction in the very near future unless immediate and meaningful action is taken
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