CITES lists endangered wood in bid to halt booming illegal trade BANGKOK, THAILAND: Granting international protection to threatened Siam rosewood is a major step towards saving the species from extinction and curbing the explosion of violence around illegal trade in the precious wood. The London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has been supporting the efforts [...]
EIA’s team at the 16th Conference of the Parties (CoP16) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Bangkok working flat out and around the clock. Here, Tiger Campaign head Debbie Banks sends home a brief videoblog on all things tiger, talking about EIA’s tiger farming side event earlier in the week [...]
A briefing for the 16th Conference of the Parties (CoP16) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) warning that discussion of ivory trading mechanisms stimulates demand and poaching.
A report urging the US Secretary of Interior to certify Vietnam under the Pelly Amendment for diminishing the effectiveness of CITES, calling on Vietnam to implement and enforce a complete domestic ban on all rhino trade, including live animals, and asking the US to consider trade sanctions against Vietnam for its ongoing failures until it [...]
Internet giant fails to enforce its own policies LONDON / WASHINGTON DC: Environmentalists today appealed to internet giant Google to remove thousands of advertisements from its Japanese Shopping site which promote products for sale from endangered whale and elephant species. The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) wrote to Google CEO Larry Page on February 22, [...]
EIA has cached many of the online resources referenced in our report Hidden in Plain Sight: China’s Clandestine Tiger Trade. These resources are available below for researchers and interest parties; most are in their original Mandarin, although we have provided some unofficial translations (unless otherwise indicated as official). We would draw your attention in [...]