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Tanzania ivory: Elephant facts versus official fictions

Tanzania’s hardly been out of the headlines since quietly slipping in an application earlier this month to reduce international protection for its elephant populations and auction off 101 tonnes of stockpiled ivory. EIA was quick off the mark to condemn the country’s proposals to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna […]

Lessons in the art of healing without harm to wildlife

I was a bit giddy by the end of last night – and for a change it wasn’t because of jetlag! The Healing Without Harm event at the annual David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation lecture saw me sharing the Royal Geographical Society stage with some of the giants of conservation. The man himself, David Shepherd, introduced […]

Open for big businesses – but little people pay the price

Last month, the President of Indonesia did the international investment equivalent of, shall we say, showing a bit of leg in the US. At an event specially organised at the New York Stock Exchange, in Wall Street, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono boasted to the assembled businessmen of the abundant natural resources on offer to potential investors. […]

Sharks being pushed towards extinction by Mankind’s fears

Elissa Sursara is an Australia-based conservationist and correspondent using environmental biology to connect humans and the environment. Working with some of the world’s top environmental advocacy organisations, she builds political, scientific and social support for threatened species and habitats. Elissa is also a major champion of EIA’s work, helping us to spread word of our […]

UN members heed call to get tough on environmental crime

The international community is finally recognising that environmental crime is not some small-scale criminal activity taking place deep in the jungles of Africa or Asia but is serious, growing, transnational and, shockingly, highly organised through the involvement of notorious criminal syndicates and terrorist groups. This week, during the ongoing 67th session of the UN General […]

EIA’s Euro Parliament meeting helps to spread the F-word!

This week, EIA’s F-Gas team hosted a debate in the European Parliament to discuss the forthcoming revision of the F-Gas Regulation. Despite having worked as a campaigner with EIA for more than 12 years, I’ve always managed to avoid organising these kinds of events. It’s not that I don’t see the value of them, but […]

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