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Exposing forest ‘untouchables’ is as important as ever

It’s a long weekend here in the UK and many people will be taking this time to sit back and recharge their batteries. A lot of you may even be going to, or watching, a football match – if that’s your plan, just think about this for a moment: “Every two seconds, across the world, […]

Bengal tigers roadshow tours India’s Sundarban villages

A unique initiative to raise awareness about threatened Bengal tigers and the mangrove forests they inhabit has been touring villages in India’s Sundarban. In today’s guest blog, organisers Joydip and Suchandra Kundu talk about the attention-grabbing roadshow and the success it enjoyed earlier this month. The Society for Heritage and Ecological Researches (SHER), with support […]

On the trail of Ali Jambi: from timber baron to businessman

Welcome to the first of an occasional series uncovering the current activities of environmental criminals previously exposed by EIA.  Campaigns Director Julian Newman catches up with Ali Jambi – aka Tham Hai Lee, Jambi Lee, Jenggo, Hap Ali – who went from Indonesian timber smuggler to wealthy Singaporean businessman.   Let’s call him Ali Jambi, […]

The man who helped alert the world to a looming disaster

This week saw the death of one of the great scientific pioneers of modern environmentalism – F Sherwood Rowland, a Nobel Prize-winning chemist who, along with his student Mario Molina, identified the link between CFCs and ozone destruction and in doing so not only helped to alert the world to an environmental disaster but became […]

TigerTime’s big roar at the House of Lords!

Yesterday afternoon, fellow campaigner Alasdair Cameron and I trooped down to the House of Lords (for the first time in our lives) for what turned out to be one of the most exciting and potentially productive tiger events we’ve been to in a long time. Our friends at TigerTime have been running a tireless campaign […]

By the books: Green and sometimes pleasant reads

I don’t know where I’d be without books. Quite apart from the endless pleasures to be had from making new discoveries or returning to cherished texts, nothing makes such good use of the time swallowed up by the daily commute as reading (and with this country’s often-shambolic rail system as it is, nothing else so […]

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