LONDON: Responding to the release today (October 18) of the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee’s Wildlife Crime: Third Report of Session 2012-13, the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) makes the following statement: “EIA welcomes the recommendation by the UK’s influential Environmental Audit Committee that there should be a complete ban on the trade [...]
A Burning Without the Warmth of Jubilation Almost 10 years ago, EIA investigated the case of more than six tonnes of illegal ivory – that’s at least 600 dead elephants – seized en route to Japan. It became known as the Singapore Seizure and our subsequent investigations showed it had been only one of 19 which [...]
For most people contact with customs officers is normally limited to deciding whether to choose the green or red channel when arriving at airports. Yet customs agents have a vital role to play in combating environmental crime.