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It’s World Oceans Day – and here’s how to make it count!

    Today is the United Nations’ World Oceans Day. How pleasant it would be if there was nothing more pressing to do than take a moment to reflect on the fabulous diversity of life in the 139 million square miles of oceans and seas covering our planet, or share striking images of favourite species […]

Muara Tae: EIA shares the skills to take on Big Palm Oil

Only two days into my new job as Visual Communications Officer for EIA, I found myself on a plane to Jakarta, Indonesia. EIA Visuals Specialist Paul Redman, Nanang Sujana, two campaign staff and I travelled to the forest community of Muara Tae, in East Kalimantan, East Borneo, to run workshops in research techniques, photography, film, […]

Meet Chris, EIA’s newest forests campaign investigator!

Say hello to Chris Moye, who has just joined EIA as part of the Forest team, filling the role of Specialist Investigator.   I was born in Brazil, educated in the UK and have previously worked for a number of NGOs on issues ranging from human rights abuses to environmental rights. In 2007, I helped […]

Sounds green to me – 10 top environmental songs

Few things can capture the mood of a moment (or movement) quite as well as a song – think of New Labour’s 1997 victory and it’s all but impossible to divorce it from D:Ream’s now horribly ironic Things Can Only Get Better. True, most music has other interests in mind than championing causes, but in […]

Security of critical tiger habitats must be a priority

This week I’m in Delhi attending a “stocktaking” conference as a follow-up to the Global Tiger Recovery Programme. As they did last year, the Tiger Range Country governments will be reporting on actions implemented against their “to do” lists. The process is still very much one of self-assessment, in the absence of any agreed monitoring […]

Spreading the e-word – are you a clicktivist for EIA?

My name’s Ben and I’m new here at the Environmental Investigation Agency. Already, I’m amazed and bemused in equal measure by the inner workings of this place. The office can go from a vibrant hive of activity, with the phone ringing off the hook, to a complete ghost town in the space of 24 hours, […]

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