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Happy Ozone Day! (or why the Montreal Protocol is still vital)

. Today, September 16, is World Ozone Day. Now, I’m the first to complain that the calendar these days is chock-a-block with somewhat questionable occasions to commemorate (Talk Like a Pirate Day, anyone? Check it out, it’s on September 19) but suffice it to say that the international effort to put a halt to the […]

Getting graphic to show the scale of environmental crime

 . Most of you will have heard about the poaching of tigers, elephants and rhinos, the trade in the body parts and skins of endangered wildlife, illegal logging, deforestation and oil palm plantations. Such issues are often visualised as individual campaigns, but the true global scale of wildlife and forest crime doesn’t become apparent until […]

Why it’s so important to spread awareness to youth

The protection of endangered species is a cause which has always been close to my heart. I distinctly remember watching a powerful and emotional documentary a few years ago called Lost Land of the Tiger, in which a team of conservationists undertook an extensive search for tigers in Bhutan. The determination to track these wonderful […]

A chance to share with future environmental champions

At EIA, we love to interact with future environmental champions as well as today’s environmental leaders. That’s why it’s always a great pleasure to host the students of Michigan State University’s course on Environmental Science, Policy and Criminology. What a great bunch of people, with diverse backgrounds and experience in researching and advocating better environmental […]

Corruption, bloodshed and death – the curse of rosewood

“We cannot live without forests. People will have to be in symbiotic relationship with the forests. When people preserve the forests, the forests will give back to people. The relationship between people and forests are interdependent.” Queen Sirikit of Thailand – May 26, 2000  . . This summer I’ve had the opportunity to visit some […]

Volunteering to help EIA keep making a world of difference

My first involvement with EIA was when my dad Paul, who is the Press & Communications Officer, asked me whether I wanted to be in the Amazon Sells Whale Meat campaign film.  . . I said yes and a month later (February 2012) EIA filmmaker Paul Redman came to our house and started to film. […]

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