Asia

Asia is home to rapidly growing markets and large product suppliers, and therefore presents a critical place of interest for environmental protection and trade policy. We work throughout East and Southeast Asia and the Russian Far East to protect endangered species and ensure strong enforcement of environmental laws.

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Blog

Still Open for Business

Japan is currently the world’s most significant open ivory market, but the government has the opportunity to change that status. EIA will continue to advocate for the end of all legal ivory trade, everywhere and at every level, in order to protect elephants.

Report

2022 Impact Snapshot

The Environmental Investigation Agency had another banner year in 2022. Our campaigns continue to be at the forefront of regulatory impact, community partnership, and awareness building, through our foundations of quality research, amplification of local environmental defenders, and consistent coverage in top-tier media. EIA’s tireless efforts to protect the environment and expose the factors that […]

Letters

Letter: NGOs Urge Action from Tokyo on Ivory

On January 19, 2023, EIA and 17 other Japanese and international NGOs sent a letter to Tokyo’s Governor Koike, applauding her and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government for action taken on the trade in elephant ivory thus far. The organizations also encouraged Tokyo to continue to heed the recommendations from the designated Advisory Council, including by enacting an ordinance […]