Supporter stories

Without our amazing supporters we wouldn't be able to investigate and campaign against environmental crime and abuse. Thank you to each and every one of you.

Here we’ve included some of the stories of just a few of the people who support us financially or have raised vital funds for our work.

Iain, Will and George trekked to Everest base camp to raise vital funds for our work. Iain said: "It was an extraordinary experience and will live with me to my dying day. I’m so glad to have been able to raise money for EIA, which I have supported for the last 30 years. They do such a lot to fight wildlife crime and to draw the world’s attention to the plight of endangered species, at risk to themselves at times."

 

"Protecting the environment means everything to me - if we can't safeguard our environment, we will all suffer. I think I first read about the EIA in a BBC News article a few years ago, and I was very impressed by the work your organisation carries out. The work is critical as it is about exposing the criminal networks behind poaching and the illegal wildlife trade."
Fredrick, EIA regular donor

Gary Hodges has held numerous fundraising auctions and events down many years for EIA, selling his famous pencil drawings of wildlife. Gary said: "I’m passionate about wildlife and especially adore elephants, both drawing them and being with them. I feel so privileged to have spent some of the best times of my life being surrounded by these gentle giants in their homelands of Africa and Asia."

Justin ran the London marathon for EIA. Justin said: "I’ve witnessed its work for more than a decade and have seen the kind of ground-truthing that sets EIA apart from other organisations tackling wildlife crime. And while some organisations may spend hundreds of thousands on an investigation, EIA offers incredible value for money, using its 30 years of experience to focus efforts where they will be most effective. Every pound donated towards my double marathon challenge will go towards EIA’s great work to investigate illegal trade in wildlife and timber, and to combat climate change. We need EIA now more than ever."

"I believe that EIA deliver a vital service in their undercover investigative work and as a small team use the money I donate in the most effective way. I feel desperately concerned about the state of our planet. All the concerns that I was aware of as a young mother in the 1970s have become mainstream issues now but governments are still procrastinating and some problems such as climate change are becoming irreversible.. I really fear for the future and that my descendants will have to live in a world devoid of much of the natural beauty that gives me so much joy."
Catriona, EIA regular donor