With mounting global concern over the link between commercial exploitation of wildlife in China and the rise of the coronavirus pandemic, a new report exposes 24 Chinese companies listing the bones of endangered […]
Despite a scientific consensus pointing to China’s wildlife trade as the most likely cause of the coronavirus pandemic, the country’s government is currently touting a treatment containing bile milked from bea […]
The outbreak of a novel coronavirus has been linked to a market in Wuhan, China, where wild animals and fresh meat are sold. Subsequently, on January 26th, the Chinese Government issued a notification placing a t […]
Three species of pangolins have moved into a higher category of threat due to the growing impacts of habitat loss, poaching and illegal trade.
Two African species, the giant ground pangolin (Smutsia gigantea) […]
Consumers around the world are still being conned about the sustainability of the palm oil contained in the products they buy, from cosmetics and foodstuffs to biofuels, a new report by the London-based E […]
Written by Paul Newman, Press & Communications Officer
We started last week with the voice of a child, pleading with world leaders at the United Nations (UN) Climate Summit to act on the climate crisis.
It started in 2013 with revelations that the Laos Government was allowing the import and export of wildlife in contravention of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).
But d […]
As governments from around the world prepare to meet in Geneva for the 18th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), a new report urges the imposition of […]
So-called “tiger bone glue” is being made in Thailand and marketed to tourists from Vietnam and China, our investigators have discovered.
We have identified online advertisements targeting Vietnamese con […]
The first minke whale in Japan’s controversial new commercial whale hunt was landed at Kushiro port in northern Japan yesterday (July 1st).
This is the first of an estimated 227 whales due to be killed in the c […]
When traveling to countries in South-East Asia, particularly Thailand, you may come across tiger entertainment venues that allow tourists to interact with captive animals directly. One of the most popular offers […]
China Customs announced last week the seizure of 2,748 elephant tusks following a major enforcement crackdown. The 7.48 tons of ivory were seized as part of a joint operation in relation to major smuggling cases […]
Last year we raised the alarm about a new Chinese government policy which repealed a 25-year ban on the use of tiger bone and rhino horn in traditional medicine.
In the face of widespread domestic and […]
Scientists announced today that only 10 vaquita porpoises likely remain in the world and that the animal’s extinction is virtually assured without bold and immediate action. The vaquita, the world’s smallest and […]
Written by Andrew Brown, Environmental Investigation Agency’s UK Ivory Trade Consultant
When the Ivory Act 2018 passed into United Kingdom law on December 20th, 2018 it was a success for all those who had […]
Iceland’s rogue whaling continues, despite growing opposition from businessmen and politicians concerned about the damage being done to its image as a tourism destination. The country’s Fisheries Minister K […]
Written by Debbie Banks, EIA Tiger Campaign Leader
An inspiring story from India caught my eye as I recently headed to the 3rd Stocktaking Conference on Tiger Conservation in New Delhi, the story of the Idu […]
Three men involved in running a major international ivory smuggling syndicate have been captured, following enforcement action by China Customs Anti-Smuggling Bureau.
The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) today welcomes the United Kingdom (UK) Government’s ban of ivory sales, shutting down one of the world’s largest legal domestic ivory markets.
Along with nine par […]
On October 29th, the Government of China revealed that it allows commercial trade in tiger bone and rhino horn from farmed animals for use in traditional Chinese medicine research and clinical treatments. This is […]
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