Resources

Press Release

Assentos de carro com couro ligados à destruição ilegal da floresta amazônica

Uma nova investigação da Agência de Investigação Ambiental (EIA), chamado “Desmatamento no assento dianteiro“, revelou como os assentos de couro utilizados por muitas das marcas mais emblemáticas de automóveis estão ligados ao desmatamento ilegal na Amazônia brasileira. Os investigadores da EIA analisaram documentos de transporte de gado do estado amazônico de Rondônia e realizaram entrevistas […]

Letters

Letter: NGOs Urge Action from Tokyo on Ivory

On January 19, 2023, EIA and 17 other Japanese and international NGOs sent a letter to Tokyo’s Governor Koike, applauding her and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government for action taken on the trade in elephant ivory thus far. The organizations also encouraged Tokyo to continue to heed the recommendations from the designated Advisory Council, including by enacting an ordinance […]

Press Release

Dangerous Climate Pollutant Leaks Uncovered in NYC Supermarket Chain

New York City, NY – A new report from the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) in partnership with the climate group 350NYC.org uncovers what appear to be significant emissions of super-pollutant greenhouse gases from the local NYC supermarket chain Gristedes. Invisible leaks of refrigerants from supermarket cooling systems are a major source of climate pollution. According […]

Press Release

The Biden Administration Must Denounce Violent Repression in Peru

In just one month since the Dina Boluarte government came to power, at least 48 civilians have been killed in the context of social protests, 41 of them as the result of wounds caused by gunfire. Human rights groups have sharply criticized Peruvian security forces, which appear to be responsible for most of the deaths, […]

Report

Deforestation in the Driver’s Seat

Illegal Cattle Ranching, Amazon Deforestation, and the Automotive Leather Industry

The Amazon rainforest in Brazil is being razed for cattle ranching, much of it illegal, with dire consequences for indigenous peoples and traditional communities, biodiversity and the global climate. EIA’s investigation reveals the links between leather car seats for the global auto industry and cattle raised on illegally deforested land in the Brazilian Amazon. Through […]