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Scheduled Extinction: Our Last Chance to Protect the Threatened African Mukula Trees

  As representatives from over 180 countries meet in Geneva for the 18th Conference of the Parties (CoP18) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), EIA releases a new report documenting the highly destructive trade in “mukula” wood from Central and Southern Africa. Asian timber trafficking networks […]

Transfer Saiga Antelope to CITES Appendix I

EIA has produced a joint briefing to encourage CoP18 to support the proposal submitted by Mongolia and the United States of America to transfer all saiga populations from CITES Appendix II to Appendix I to ensure international trade does not further contribute to the threats currently facing this species. We have also produced an Executive […]

Stop the Slaughter: Close Domestic Rhino Horn Markets

More than 9,200 rhinos have been poached across Africa since 2006 to meet demand for their horn stemming primarily from China and Vietnam. White rhinos have been especially hard-hit by this poaching crisis, experiencing a total population decline of 15 percent from 2012 to 2017 down to an estimated 18,067 rhinos. The Convention on International […]

<p>Illegal logging in the Russian Far East is of particular concern because the forests are home to the last 450 wild Siberian tigers. The Lumber Liquidators case was investigated jointly by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Homeland Security Investigations and prosecuted by the Department of Justice under the name “Operation Oakenshield.”</p>

EIA CoP18 Briefing Document

This briefing document contains the Environmental Investigation Agency’s comments and recommendations on listing proposals and working documents for the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES CoP18), and CITES Standing Committee 71 agenda items.

Persistent Problem: Japan’s Domestic Ivory Trade

While many nations are closing their domestic ivory markets in line with CITES Resolution Conf. 10.10 (Rev. CoP17), the Government of Japan continues to make superficial changes to its ivory trade controls which do nothing to prevent illegal trade and only serve to bolster its domestic ivory industry. EIA’s new briefing Persistent Problem: Japan’s Domestic […]

Authorized Plunder

Authorized Plunder The ongoing sale of “pre-Convention” specimens of Pterocarpus erinaceus in Guinea-Bissau has quickly become the archetype of an ill-conceived stockpile disposal process that directly undermines the integrity of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). New findings by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) indicate that the […]