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Environmental Crime & Governance

Lumber Liquidators importing illegal hardwood flooring

Liquidating the Forests Hardwood Flooring, Organized Crime, and the World’s Last Siberian Tigers EIA’s new investigative report details the extent and nature of illegal logging in the Russian Far East (RFE) and tracks illegally harvested valuable hardwoods across the border into China, through factories and warehouses, to its ultimate destination in showrooms around the world. […]

Getting graphic to show the scale of environmental crime

 . Most of you will have heard about the poaching of tigers, elephants and rhinos, the trade in the body parts and skins of endangered wildlife, illegal logging, deforestation and oil palm plantations. Such issues are often visualised as individual campaigns, but the true global scale of wildlife and forest crime doesn’t become apparent until […]

A chance to share with future environmental champions

At EIA, we love to interact with future environmental champions as well as today’s environmental leaders. That’s why it’s always a great pleasure to host the students of Michigan State University’s course on Environmental Science, Policy and Criminology. What a great bunch of people, with diverse backgrounds and experience in researching and advocating better environmental […]

Corruption, bloodshed and death – the curse of rosewood

“We cannot live without forests. People will have to be in symbiotic relationship with the forests. When people preserve the forests, the forests will give back to people. The relationship between people and forests are interdependent.” Queen Sirikit of Thailand – May 26, 2000  . . This summer I’ve had the opportunity to visit some […]

Wild tigers can’t afford China’s half-baked commitments

. Last week, EIA campaigners were at an international workshop on the conservation of tigers and other wildlife, held in Kunming, China. It was organised by the State Forestry Administration of China (SFA), co-sponsored by organisations such as the Global Tiger Initiative (GTI) of the World Bank and WWF, and attended by all tiger range […]

Remembering the fallen on World Ranger Day 2013

. Too often, and too commonly, environmental crime is seen as a ‘victimless’ crime, a ‘softer, fluffier’ crime than, say, human trafficking, arms smuggling or the drugs trade. But the grim reality is that alongside the terrible toll taken on endangered species such as tigers, elephants and rhinos, the activities of highly organised transnational wildlife […]

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