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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

World Rhino Day 2020: No Time for Complacency
09/22/2020
Today marks the 10 years since the first World Rhino Day celebration on September 22, 2010. The past decade has been fraught with challenges for the world’s rhinos, yet some progress has been made. If the next 10 years are to be better for rhinos than the past 10 years, we cannot afford to lose focus now.
Thirty Years Since the International Ivory Ban, Say Goodbye to Ivory Hanko
01/10/2020
Around 20,000 elephants have been killed every year in Africa, for the past decade at least, to supply the global trade in ivory. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) decided to end international ivory trade in 1989. This year marks thirty years since the ban entered into effect, on January 18, 1990. Still, why does the poaching continue?

Recent Reports

The Pebble Tapes
09/21/2020
The Pebble Tapes are a series of recorded conversations between EIA investigators and the Chief Executive Officers of Pebble Limited Partnership and Northern Dynasty Minerals, the companies behind the contested Pebble Mine project in Alaska.
Cashing-In On Chaos
06/03/2020
Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA)’s three-year investigation into the Senegal-Gambia-China rosewood traffic uncovered unprecedented evidence on a series of major forest crimes.

Recent Press Releases

Pebble Mine Tape Reveal Plans to Build Massive 180-Year Mine at the Headwaters of Bristol Bay in Alaska
09/21/2020
Recorded Conversations with Pebble Mine Executives Reveal Plans to Build Massive 180-Year Mine at the Headwaters of Bristol Bay in Alaska
Tokyo urged to resurrect ivory trade assessment
06/26/2020
Elephant advocates worldwide are urging the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, under Governor Yuriko Koike’s leadership, to complete Tokyo’s elephant ivory trade assessment

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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