about EIA










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:




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

To find out how you can support EIA's mission, please click here.

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

Snapshots of Success