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EIA Wildlife Campaign at CITES CoP18

Follow EIA's Wildlife Campaign at the 18th meeting of the CITES Conference of the Parties as our campaigners work to ensure protections for some of the world's most at-risk wildlife populations.

August 17, 2019

Wildlife Policy Analyst, Taylor Tench, gives an update on EIA's wildlife priorities on Day 1 of CITES Cop18.



August 18, 2019

The IPBES Global Biodiversity Assessment is a call to action to prevent mass species loss. Wildlife Team Lead Danielle Grabiel of EIA, Senior Attorney Tanya Sanerib of the Center for Biodiversity, and Director of International Wildlife Conservation Zak Smith of NRDC, discuss the response to the report at the 18th meeting of the CITES Conference of the Parties, and whether CITES will come with the bold, game-changing, precautionary ideas that are required.

Click here to read the IPBES Global Biodiversity Assessment.



August 21, 2019

EIA Wildlife Team Lead Danielle Grabiel, Japan Tiger and Elephant Fund Director Masayuki Sakamoto, and Pan African Wildlife Conservation Network Director Pat Awori talk the need for Japan to close its domestic ivory market in order to save elephants in the African range states.



August 25, 2019

EIA Wildlife Policy Analyst Taylor Tench gives an update from the 18th meeting of the CITES Conference of the Parties regarding today's two Rhino proposals. Both proposals which sought to weaken protections for the southern white rhino were voted down by CoP18.



August 28, 2019

EIA Wildlife Team Lead Danielle Grabiel, Pan African Wildlife Conservation Network Director Pat Awori, Japan Tiger and Elephant Fund Director Masayuki Sakamoto, and WildlifeDirect Kenya Legal Affairs Manager Jim Karani discuss updates on the closing of domestic ivory markets and the responsibility of Japan moving forward, from the last day of the 18th Meeting of the CITES Conference of the Parties.

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Recent Blog Posts

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World Rhino Day 2020: No Time for Complacency
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Recent Reports

NGO Appeal to Tokyo for Urgent Measures on Ivory
02/18/2021
EIA and 25 international non-government environmental and conservation organizations sent a letter February 18, 2021 to follow up on a previous appeal from March 2020. Our organizations encourage the closure of Tokyo's ivory market and also recommend some actions the Tokyo Metropolitan Government should take before the ivory market can be closed, including during the rescheduled 2020 Olympic Games. The letter can be viewed in English and Japanese.
Willing to Sell: Snapshot Investigations of Ivory Hanko Retailers in Japan
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Recent Press Releases

Japanese Retailers Willing to Sell Ivory Hanko for Illegal Export
12/17/2020
Investigations of Japanese hanko retailers revealed that many are willing to sell an ivory product knowing that it will be exported internationally despite most being aware that ivory export is illegal.
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Recent Videos

Mukula Cartel
12/05/2019
In Zambia the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) found that a handful of very high profile figures have apparently orchestrated and facilitated massive trafficking operations for years that are driving mukula rosewood trees to the edge of commercial extinction, devastating vulnerable forests and threatening communities’ livelihoods
Japan’s Ivory Trade Faces Intensifying Opposition at Home and Abroad (Japanese Subtitles)
10/29/2019
Japan’s Ivory Trade Faces Intensifying Opposition at Home and Abroad
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