Africa

Nature in Africa is stunning. Cultural diversity is unparalleled. However in many regions across the continent, African people and ecosystems have suffered from unjust and persistent plunder, driven in many instances by Asian, European and North American demand. EIA collaborates closely with local partners and communities to stop environmental crime such as illegal logging and wildlife trafficking, and leverages global markets and transnational treaties for transformational change. While exposing the crucial role of international trade through investigations and data analysis, we are working with our partners to implement solutions that protect biodiversity and improve the rights and livelihoods of citizens.

 

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Pursuing Global Magnitsky Sanctions for Corruption Related to Wildlife Crime in South Africa

In May 2022, the Environmental Investigation Agency made a formal submission to the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of the Treasury recommending sanctions against Sibusiso Eric Nzimande, Regional Court President for the province of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, for involvement in widespread corruption related to wildlife crime, including rhino poaching, and human […]

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On Human Rights Day Conservationists Call for Prosecution of Senior Member of South African Judiciary for Corruption Linked to Rhino Poaching and Human Rights Abuses

The Washington DC-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is calling on the Government of South Africa to prosecute Sibusiso Eric Nzimande, Regional Court President of KwaZulu-Natal, for soliciting bribes and committing other acts of corruption that benefitted rhino poachers and the perpetrators of other violent crimes. EIA has submitted evidence of Mr. Nzimande’s corruption to the […]

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Japan Prime Minister Urged to Commit to Japan’s Ivory Market Closure

Washington, DC and Tokyo, Japan – Before the 19th meeting of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Nov 14-25, non-government organizations are appealing to Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida for Japan’s commitment to closing its ivory market to protect elephants from the threat of […]

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Rhinoceros Poaching in Botswana

In 2017, rhino poaching started to increase in Botswana as poachers began killing rhinos in the vast Okavango Delta region in the northwest of the country. EIA’s situational analysis highlights some of the key issues facing Botswana’s conservation sector and contains EIA’s recommendations for actions to be taken by Botswana and CITES CoP19. Read the […]