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It’s time to get tough with the kingpins of wildlife crime

Ivory trader to EIA: “There are only two to three big bosses. Beneath them there are smaller bosses. The big bosses won’t go out and sell the stuff themselves … generally, the ‘big bosses’ don’t show their faces”. “The media tend to focus on wildlife crimes they can see,” says Bryan Christy, journalist and author. […]

Lacey Act has teeth: US gets serious about illegal logging

Gibson Guitars has finally faced the music. After nearly a year of crying foul, running to the Tea Party for political backing, seeking audience with every possible media outlet and hiring a DC lobbying firm to change the law under which it was being investigated, Gibson Guitars has acknowledged that it did, in fact, import […]

Marine debris – don’t let out of sight be out of mind

  When I first joined EIA as Campaign Researcher on the cetaceans team six months ago, I must confess that marine debris was not something I’d given a lot of consideration to. I hate to see litter by the roadsides, but the accumulation of debris in our marine environment was out of sight and therefore […]

Videoblog: ‘HFC-free cooling – from niche to mainstream’

Chilling Facts IV, the latest installment of EIA’s annual report on the progress of major supermarket retailers to move away from refrigeration systems which have an adverse affect on global warming, this year extended its scope to include mainland Europe and concluded that climate-friendly refrigeration has now gone mainstream. In this special videoblog Fionnuala Walravens, […]

Surjani Alloy: remembering one of the brightest and best

EIA has received the sad news that Surjani Alloy, the leader of the Aliansi Masyarakat Adat Nusantara (AMAN, an independent organisation comprising indigenous communities from various parts of the Indonesia archipelago), in West Kalimantan, died suddenly on Saturday. I have known and worked with Alloy for more than nine years and we have shared many […]

The dizzying and furious political ‘dance of the tigers’

For ages I’ve been talking about doing a Tango for Tigers, raising awareness and funds for tigers via the dance floor. This week, however, the tango has taken place from the floor of a conference hall in Geneva, where Parties to the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) have been talking tigers. […]

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