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2021 Impact Report

To adapt to an ever changing environment in 2021, the Environmental Investigation Agency mobilized and leveraged governments and policies, conducted innovative and groundbreaking investigations amid operational and logistical challenges, delivered detailed evidence bringing major environmental crime violators to justice, and advocated for earth defenders across the planet. Without our partners, donors and general support, we […]

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What is CITES?

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is an international agreement to which governments voluntarily adhere and which seeks to ensure that the trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. The annual international trade in wildlife is estimated to be worth billions […]

Report

CITES Briefing Document: Key Priorities and Recommendations for CoP19

EIA encourages CoP19 to reject the proposal from Namibia and Botswana to transfer Namibia’s population of southern white rhino (Ceratotherium simum simum) from Appendix I to Appendix II with an annotation limiting commercial trade to live animals for in-situ conservation only and hunting trophies. CITES Parties voted against the adoption of a very similar proposal […]

Press Release

U.S. Senate Votes to Ratify Kigali Amendment

U.S. Joins 137 other Nations in the Global Agreement to Phase‑down HFCs

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Senate voted to ratify the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, a global agreement to phase down powerful climate-polluting hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs. HFCs are synthetic chemicals used primarily in cooling, thousands of times more potent than CO2. “This is a historic bipartisan victory. It’s been long overdue for the […]