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EIA study reveals the 10 billion tons plastic pollution bomb ticking away in every corner of the planet

Humans have to date produced a staggering 10 billion tonnes of plastic – of which about six billion tonnes is now plastic waste in landfill sites or polluting the open environment. In our new report The Truth Behind Trash: The scale and impact of the international trade in plastic waste, EIA’s Ocean team has pulled together […]

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Corruption has helped make West and Central Africa the epicentre for ivory and pangolin scale trafficking to Asia

London, December 7, 2020 – On the eve of UN International Anti-Corruption Day (09 December), our latest report finds West and Central Africa have emerged as major sourcing and export hubs for the illegal trafficking of elephant ivory and pangolin scales to Asia. Out of Africa: How West and Central Africa have become the epicentre […]

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Pebble Mine Tape Reveal Plans to Build Massive 180-Year Mine at the Headwaters of Bristol Bay in Alaska

Washington DC, September 21, 2020 — Today the Washington DC-based non-profit the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) released recordings of conversations between EIA investigators and executives of Pebble Limited Partnership and Northern Dynasty Minerals (Pebble), the companies behind the contested Pebble Mine project in Alaska. The recordings, which EIA has dubbed “The Pebble Tapes,” reveal Pebble’s […]

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Panthera, EIA, Wildlife Conservation Trust Urge WHO to Condemn Traditional Chinese Medicine Utilizing Wild Animal Parts

May 20, 2019 – In a controversial decision questioned by wildlife scientists around the globe, the World Health Organization (WHO) is set to formally recognize Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for the first time at the 72nd World Health Assembly in Geneva this week. Given this decision, the 11th version of WHO’s International Statistical Classification of […]

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China’s ‘legal trade’ announcement could sound the death knell for tigers and rhinos

Oct. 29, 2018 – The Government of China today (29 October) revealed that it allows commercial trade in tiger bone and rhino horn from farmed animals for use in traditional Chinese medicine research and clinical treatments. This is a brazen and regressive move which drastically undermines international efforts for tiger and rhino conservation. In making […]

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EIA: Japan must be stopped in its push to resume commercial whaling worldwide

LONDON, Aug. 28, 2018 – After spending more than three decades slaughtering whales in defiance of an international moratorium on commercial whaling, Japan is proposing a package of measures at an International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting next month that would effectively lift the global ban on for-profit whaling. Japan’s so-called IWC Reform Proposal calls for […]

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EIA: Massive emissions of a banned ozone-destroying chemical traced to China

VIENNA, July 9, 2018 – In the wake of shocking evidence showing significant and unexplained emissions of the ozone-destroying chemical CFC-11 in the atmosphere, the new report Blowing It by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) reveals compelling evidence that illegal production and use of CFC-11 in the polyurethane foam sector in China is the cause. […]

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Scandal of luxury yachts built in the UK with illegitimate Burmese teak

LONDON,Jan. 8, 2018 –  As the London Boat Show opens this week (10-14 January) the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) warned that two of the biggest exhibitors have been building yachts for the luxury market with illegitimate teak from Myanmar. EIA research reveals that Burmese teak entering the supply chains of the UK’s two largest […]