Most of EIA’s major campaign wins have been built on longstanding and courageous fights by our partners, who include local indigenous communities, multi pronged investigative networks, grassroots and civil society organizations and brave journalist partners and storytellers. We believe achieving transformative change in natural resource governance is not possible without the inclusion and understanding of the needs of communities most affected by resource inequities, climate change and biodiversity loss. As communities worldwide face increasing incursions into their territories and theft of their natural resources, there is an urgent need for greater means of communication, monitoring, and protection. 

EIA’s work is deeply rooted in the long standing relationship and trust built with a unique network of allies across the globe in different locations, from international conference desks to investigative journalist studios and remote community town halls. Nurturing these relationships is one of our top priorities. 

EIA provides training, technical equipment, advocacy, public campaigning, policy advice, and emergency extraction for our local partners and frontline defenders. We support civil society to make strategic and powerful interventions locally, nationally, and internationally – to communicate both their work and recommendations as effectively as possible. We collaborate with journalists and storytellers around the world to gather and disseminate vitally important information on environment crimes and concerns using mass media to serve the public interest and action. We leverage our investigative skills, technology, and legal/policy frameworks to advance systemic change for communities increasingly affected by climate change, and biodiversity loss.

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Application of Article XIII

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Peru: No More Impunity in the Saweto Case!

The decision of the Penal Appeals Court of Ucayali to annul the sentence of those allegedly involved with the assassination of four Asháninka Indigenous leaders in 2014 is a strong affront to justice, memory and the dignity of the victims and their families, who have waited more than two decades to see a recognition of their rights to truth, justice and reparation.


Letter: Open Letter to President Castillo from the Inter-Ethnic Association for the Development of the Peruvian Rainforest (AIDESEP)

Given the current situation, the Inter-Ethnic Association for the Development of the Peruvian Rainforest (Aidesep), representing more than 1800 communities, 109 federations and 9 regions, states the following: Three weeks ago in a radio program, the now premier, Hector Valer accused indigenous peoples of being “tenacious landowners”, and “paralyzing the national economy”, proposed to convert […]


KT Tunstall Address to COP26

  Singer and songwriter KT Tunstall addresses leaders at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) and urges global leadership on preventing deforestation and violence in Indigenous communities by supporting and investing in Indigenous land management and global accountability.  


Willing to Sell: Snapshot Investigations of Ivory Hanko Retailers in Japan

Japan is home to the world’s largest legal domestic ivory market, and its weak ivory trade controls enable consistent trafficking in ivory, including illegal exports. EIA and Japan Tiger and Elephant Fund completed two snapshot investigations in 2020 as a follow-up to a similar 2018 investigation to determine retailers’ willingness to sell an ivory hanko […]


International Statement of Solidarity with Peruvian Indigenous Peoples During the Political Crisis

EIA joins 10 other organizations, all allies of the Peruvian Indigenous movement for decades, previously concerned about the COVID19 situation in the Peruvian Amazon and today alerted to the political situation in Peru, respectfully address public opinion and Peruvian authorities to state the following: (1) We are concerned with the situation of political instability in […]