In May 2011, the State Forestry Administration (SFA) of China wrote to the Secretary General of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and stated that illegal trade in tiger and other Asian big cat parts in Tibet, Qinghai and Gansu had been “effectively deterred”. This claim was repeated during a meeting of […]
Say hello to Chris Moye, who has just joined EIA as part of the Forest team, filling the role of Specialist Investigator. I was born in Brazil, educated in the UK and have previously worked for a number of NGOs on issues ranging from human rights abuses to environmental rights. In 2007, I helped […]
LONDON: Campaigners at the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) welcome the news that INTERPOL, the world’s largest international police organisation, has joined the fight to end the tiger trade. An international law enforcement operation coordinated by INTERPOL against the illegal trade in tigers has led to the arrest of 25 individuals suspected of taking part […]
A report, released at the 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties of CITES in Thailand, revealing new evidence of the illegal trade in tiger skins. It draws together information from India, Nepal and China as the source, transit and destination countries, highlighting the urgent need for governments to improve wildlife crime investigation.