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Forest Governance

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, […]

EIA is at CITES next week – here’s what we’re working for

EIA campaigners will be in Geneva next week for the 62nd meeting of the Standing Committee of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), from July 23-27. The Standing Committee is an internationally important event in our calendar as its findings and recommendations can go on for discussion at the Conference of the […]

What is CITES?

What is CITES? The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is an international agreement to which governments voluntarily adhere and which seeks to ensure that the trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. The annual international trade in wildlife is estimated to […]

Unchallenged crimes of ‘rotten apple’ palm oil company

Report exposes illegal activities and enforcement failings in Kalimantan   LONDON: Systemic law enforcement failings threaten to make a mockery of Indonesia’s pledge to reduce deforestation and carbon emissions by enabling plantation companies to destroy carbon-rich peatlands with impunity, a report released today reveals. Testing the Law, jointly produced by the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency […]

Testing the Law

A report highlighting the criminal activities of an oil palm plantation company operating in Kalimantan, Indonesia, and the failures of various levels of government to properly investigate and prosecute.       Download Testing the Law in Indonesian here. Read the original dossier submitted to the Indonesian authorities, in English and in Indonesian.  

For environmental crime, the misrule of law applies

This week, as part of the Rio+20 summit in Brazil, over 200 judges, prosecutors, attorneys and legal experts gathered at the World Congress on Justice, Governance and Law for Environmental Sustainability. Issues discussed during the three-day meeting included new legal approaches to increase the effectiveness of global environmental agreements and combating transnational environmental crime. While […]

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