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Japan Targeted by Zimbabwe as Future Ivory Buyer

In a jarring photo worth a thousand words, Japan’s Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Satoshi Tanaka, holds a large elephant tusk from Zimbabwe’s stockpile, which he toured last week. The image crystallizes EIA’s concern that Japan continues to be perceived as a potential buyer for any wishful future international sales of ivory. Before Zimbabwe’s African Elephant Summit in Hwange […]

Photo of a blue supply truck in Mali surrounded by workers and logs from all sides
Press Release

Bois Braconné: Crise du bois rose au Mali et opportunité unique pour une solution régionale

Washington, DC – Alors que le Secrétariat de la Convention sur le commerce international des espèces de faune et de flore sauvages menacées d’extinction (CITES) délibère sur une interdiction du commerce régional qui mettrait fin à ce qui est sans doute la violation la plus éhontée de la Convention, une nouvelle enquête de l’Agence d’Investigation […]

Photo of a blue supply truck in Mali surrounded by workers and logs from all sides
Press Release

Poached Timber: Rosewood Crisis in Mali and Unprecedented Opportunity for a Regional Solution

Washington, DC – As the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is deliberating about a regional trade ban that would end what is arguably the most brazen violation of the Convention, a new investigation from the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) shows how the illegal and […]

Report

Poached Timber

    Since 2018, Mali has suffered two military coups, while the country has become one of the largest suppliers of rosewood to China, through the export of Pterocarpus erinaceus – commonly identified as “kosso,” “keno,” or “bois de vêne,” a species the trade of which is regulated by the Convention on International Trade in […]

Letters

Letter: NGOs Urge Tokyo to Implement Advisory Council’s Recommendations on Ivory Trade

EIA and 26 international non-government environmental and conservation organizations sent a letter May 10, 2022, following up on previous letters and appeals to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG), to urge TMG to follow through on its commitment and take action to address concerns about Tokyo’s ivory trade by implementing the recommendations of the Advisory Council. The […]