How We Work

EIA is a different kind of environmental organization that employs unique investigative methods that expose powerful Nature crime and combine them with cutting-edge  policy and campaigning expertise to achieve systemic environmental breakthroughs. A thirty-year track record reveals EIA as consistently independent, fearless, dynamic, and effective at gathering and disseminating information of public importance and achieving lasting change.

EIA pioneered in particular the use of investigative techniques, including undercover documentary evidence, to record and expose environmental criminals. Today we also build our global campaigns on powerful international advocacy networks and groundbreaking information technology to spur systemic changes in policy, enforcement, consumer demand, and transparency of information to support local efforts to improve natural resource governance.