Protecting the Environment with Intelligence
EIA is an international campaigning organization founded in 1989, with offices in Washington, D.C. and London, UK. We work worldwide—protecting the global climate, forests and threatened species with intelligence—for the benefit of people and wildlife.
Founded to help save the whales and the African elephant, EIA has evolved into an action-oriented, research and intelligence driven organization that seeks to transform international trade and supply chains to protect Earth’s natural heritage.
EIA’s efforts to preserve the global climate and the natural world are based around three core campaigns:
Forests for the World: works to expose illegal logging and transform supply chains in order to protect the world's forests, and the people, wildlife and global climate that depend on them.
Wildlife in Crisis: protects threatened species and their unique habitats by exposing illegal wildlife trade and mobilizing science to press for national and international conservation action.
HFCs: Super Greenhouse Gases: focuses on phasing out, and ending illegal trade in, industrial gases that act as global warmers and deplete the Earth’s protective ozone layer.
Partners and Donors
EIA works with partner organizations and supportive donors, building effective alliances that maximize our global reach and impact. A few examples of such alliances in the United States include those with the World Resources Institute, USAID and the Humane Society International.
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity, we rely on the support of grant-making foundations, government donors and individual givers. EIA is not funded by industry.
EIA and You
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What They Say About EIA
A small but influential . . . NGO." - National Geographic magazine
Working undercover to expose international crime, EIA has brought about changes in international laws and government policies, thus saving the lives of millions of endangered animals and putting a stop to the devastating effects wrought by environmental criminals." - United Nations Environment Program citation on electing EIA to its Global 500 Roll of Honor
The EIA team is an example of a new, tougher strain of conservationist, driven to perform daring deeds by man’s exploitation of animals." - Financial Times
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