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Ivory trade advocate ducks his critics at CITES meeting

  Parties attending the 62nd meeting of Standing Committee to CITES were subjected to an extraordinary floor show during discussions on a document advocating a De Beers-style controlling body for an international trade in ivory – a Central Ivory Selling Organisation. EIA’s comprehensive critique of the document is available to read here. The principle author […]

Top accolade for a key EIA forestry partner in Indonesia

Long-term EIA partner Ambrosius Ruwindrijarto has this week been awarded one of Asia’s most prestigious accolades for his fearless work on the front lines of the fight against illegal logging in Indonesia. His citation on receiving the 2012 Ramon Magsaysay Award recognises his “courageous advocacy of natural resource management based on social and ecological justice, […]

Ready for CITES – ruffling feathers and on the right track!

Hello! I’m Shruti, EIA’s latest newbie in its growing team of incredible people from diverse backgrounds and skills. I joined last month as a Wildlife Campaigner and it has already been an exciting and busy few weeks!   My first month with EIA At present, EIA’s wildlife campaigns are focused on investigating and campaigning to […]

A campaign group unlike any other – volunteering at EIA

While others may be sitting in a drab set of office blocks looking out onto London with their idle computers occasionally utilised to check Facebook every now and again, I am lucky enough to be working with the EIA helping out with the day-to-day workload. From oceans and forests to tigers, elephants and whales, EIA […]

Miami vice – it’s not the humidity, it’s the heat

  A few weeks ago I wrote a blog describing how environmental laws are often poorly enforced and not accorded a high enough priority so it’s refreshing to now report on a shining example of effective enforcement – the work being done by various US Government agencies in Miami to curb illegal trade in ozone-depleting […]

EIA is blogging from the IWC in Panama this week

Friday, July 6 The 64th annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) drew to a close in Panama with a number of good agreements and a feeling that progress has been made. The last day began with discussion of the resolution proposed by Monaco on highly migratory cetaceans in the high seas. It sought […]

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