Environmental Investigation Agency
The non-profit Environmental Investigation Agency is an international campaigning organization with offices in Washington, DC, and London, UK. Since 1984, EIA has used pioneering investigative techniques to expose environmental crimes and campaign against illegal wildlife trade and threats to our global environment.
Operating in Washington, DC, since 1989 and London since 1984, EIA is a different kind of environmental organization. Our methods are unique; our success rate far outweighs our size. We protect threatened species and the global climate with intelligence, for the benefit of both wildlife and people.
For over 20 years EIA has pioneered the use of undercover investigations to expose environmental crime around the world. We have also developed a global intelligence and advocacy network at the highest levels of government, civil society and industry. This capacity, coupled with our campaigning expertise, gives EIA an unrivaled ability to spur changes in market demand, government policy and enforcement related to trade in environmental products.
Our track record of combining undercover work with scientific documentation and effective representation at international conventions has earned EIA a world-wide reputation for successful campaigning.
EIA has directly brought about such changes from Indonesia and China to Washington, DC, and the European Union. These changes have prevented the loss of some of our most-loved animal species and curbed illegal trade in timber, wildlife and industrial greenhouse gases that also deplete Earth’s ozone layer.