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World Rhino Day 2022

CITES Must Take Action to Protect Rhinos   The latest data on rhino populations, poaching, and rhino horn trafficking are in, and while there are some bright spots of good news, the dramatic reduction in white rhino numbers puts Africa’s rhino poaching crisis in stark perspective. First, the good news. Critically Endangered black rhinos are […]

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EIA Comments on NOAA Draft Climate Science Regional Action Plan

EIA submits public comments on NOAA’s draft Gulf of Alaska Climate Science Regional Action Plan for 2022-24. These comments specifically address NOAA’s role to investigate current health status, reduce anthropogenic threats, and increase protection measures for critically endangered Cook Inlet beluga whales in order to promote future recovery for this highly depleted population. Download the […]

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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 […]