EIA senior campaigners will tomorrow (Tuesday, May 21) be joining a key meeting hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales and Owen Paterson, the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. The meeting marks the beginning of a process to secure greater commitment from Heads of State to combat wildlife crime. Organised criminal [...]
A briefing document prepared for CITES CoP16 urging decision-makers to end the confusion of murky policies, contradictory laws, inconsistent law enforcement, demand-stimulation efforts and grey markets which give environmental criminals incentives and opportunities for mingling illegal goods with legal ones.
Press release jointly issued by the Environmental Investigation Agency, Wildlife Protection Society of India and Freeland BANGKOK: The global treaty charged with ensuring wildlife is not commercially exploited to extinction fell short of putting the breaks on poaching of elephants, tigers, and rhinos at its biannual meeting that closes today in Bangkok. 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 [...]
The use of rhino horn as a recreational drug or cancer treatment in Asia is based on myths, but has escalated exponentially over the last few years. As a result, rhino in Africa and Asia are brutally slaughtered in huge numbers for their horns. With prices able to fetch more than cocaine or gold, the [...]