A briefing calling for China’s status as a CITES-approved buyer of ivory to be immediately revoked and urging UK and European Union governments to press for a review of all holders of Approved Buyer status and to halt all one-off auctions of stockpiled ivory.
Governments urged to take responsibility for failure of ‘legal’ trade LONDON: Legal ivory auctions must be stopped and China stripped of its Approved Buyer status if the rising tide of elephant poaching is to be curbed. In a new briefing, Blood Ivory: Exposing the myth of a regulated market, released today, the London-based Environmental Investigation […]
A documentary showcasing the work of EIA in Madagascar is to screen on BBC2′s Natural World tomorrow (Thursday, March 15) at 8pm. Pure white lemurs called silky sifaka live in the remote rainforests of Madagascar and are one of the rarest animals in the world. Sascha Von Bismarck, an investigator based in EIA’s US office, […]
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) is an international agreement signed by 175 governments, including one of the world’s major markets for illegal wildlife products – China. The international trade in elephant ivory and rhino horn is forbidden under CITES and, after a brief respite from poaching during the 1980s and ’90s, […]
As more Facebook users switch over to the new Timeline profile, they’re discovering just how tricky it can be to lay their hands on the right size of image for a page banner. By way of a modest thank-you to our members, followers and supporters everywhere, EIA would like to take the sweat out of […]
LONDON: New rules governing the collection and disposal of electronic waste in the European Union (EU) were today approved – but while welcoming the move, the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) warned the regulations would be meaningless without rigorous enforcement. Under the previous directive in 2003, approximately one-third of EU e-waste was disposed of properly, […]