Orangutans in Crisis

  Orangutans are in crisis. Asia’s only species of great ape are declining rapidly due to habitat loss, illegal killing, and wildfires. Found on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra, all three species of orangutans (Bornean, Sumatran and Tapanuli) are classified as Critically Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). An estimated […]


Orang Utan Dalam Krisis

Orang utan tengah mengalami krisis. Satu-satunya spesies kera besar Asia semakin berkurang jumlahnya akibat hilangnya habitat, pembunuhan secara ilegal, dan kebakaran. Tiga spesies orang utan (borneo, sumatra, dan tapanuli) yang hanya dijumpai di Pulau Kalimantan dan Sumatra ini diklasifikasikan sebagai Kritis (Critically Endangered/CR ) oleh International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Sekitar 148.500 orang […]


Letter: NGOs Make Recommendations for Tokyo Ivory Market Closure

EIA and 30 international non-government environmental and conservation organizations sent a letter October 7, 2021, following up on previous appeals to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG). Our organizations continue to urge Tokyo to close the market for elephant ivory and make specific recommendations in the letter to the TMG for moving forward. The letter can […]


Room for Improvement: Using DNA Analysis to Address Rhino Horn Trafficking

Law enforcement officials from around the world have seized illegal supplies of rhino horn at least once a week on average for the past 10 years. The type of seizure ranges widely. It could be a pair of fresh horns confiscated from poachers who just gunned down a rhino inside a national park. Or possibly […]


2020 Impact Report

For EIA, as for the rest of the world, 2020 was a year that brought unprecedented challenges and grave uncertainties. The coronavirus pandemic and its ripple effects on the environment and humanity is a reminder of our interconnectedness with each other and with nature. Throughout this difficult time, we at EIA remained undeterred and unwavering […]


Still Waiting for Action: Tokyo’s Ivory Trade Assessment

The reality of the scope and impact of COVID-19 hit home for much of the world when the Tokyo 2020 Games were postponed. A year later and looking far different than ever expected or hoped, the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games finally arrived. As the host of the 2020 Games, Tokyo has come under increased […]