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Crime & corruption behind Tanzania’s elephant meltdown

Chinese criminal syndicates & corruption behind Tanzania’s elephant meltdown   LONDON: A new report reveals that Chinese-led criminal gangs are conspiring with corrupt Tanzanian officials to traffic huge amounts of ivory, a trade which has caused half of Tanzania’s elephants to be poached in the past five years – even diplomatic visits by high-level Chinese […]

Action alert: Tell the UK Govt to bin plastic bags in Europe

. Over a million marine mammals, birds, turtles and fish die every year as a result of entanglement or ingestion of marine debris, choking and entangled in man-made litter. The UK Government is opposing concrete binding European targets to reduce single-use plastic bags, one of the most easily tackled forms of marine debris. Every year, […]

Climate change targets – we’re not out of the woods yet!

Last week, two events put climate policy back in the news: the United Nations climate conference in Bonn and the EU Summit on Europe’s 2030 climate and energy targets. In my related post on EIA’s blog, I expressed the hope that UN and EU negotiators would spend the week working towards delivering the best deal […]

All aboard the Tiger Express for fundraising awareness!

. I feel a wee bit guilty about posting this news. Earlier this month, I traded in the tackety boots for a little glitter – three days in the company of some highly inspiring and motivated tiger lovers on the luxury train journey of a lifetime. Courtesy of the fabulous folks at Belmond and YTL, […]

Keep pressure on HB Grandi over links to Icelandic whaling

The fin whaling season has once again come to an end in Iceland, this year with 137 endangered fin whales slaughtered for profit. In September, the Environmental Investigation Agency ( EIA), Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) and Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) released a joint report Slayed in Iceland and film ahead of a meeting of […]

The ‘Blooming Green Earth’ is on fire – literally!

Next week, EIA will participate on a panel at a major conference of consumer goods and commodities companies and NGOs, focused on how to work together to achieve zero-deforestation in their commodity supply chains. The conference is an important event and will be attended by a host of global companies seeking to implement zero-deforestation policies in their production […]

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