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Timber smugglers won’t heed China’s voluntary guidelines

LONDON: Massive flows of illegal timber stolen from forests around the world will not be stemmed by voluntary industry guidelines currently being developed by the Chinese Government, environmentalists have warned. In formal comments recently submitted to the Chinese Government and published today, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has recommended the guidelines be replaced with a […]

Armoured against predators – except wildlife criminals

Illegal trade in ivory, rhino horn and tiger products receives a relatively high international profile, far more so than that in pangolins for their meat and scales – and yet in just a few short years, this quiet mammal has become the world’s most trafficked creature. Whenever EIA shares updates about the pangolin via social […]

On yer bikes to cycle for EIA in Norfolk’s Fakenham 50!

Fancy getting out of the city to enjoy the wilds of Norfolk this Bank Holiday? Well, look no further and join EIA on Sunday, August 24 for the annual Fakenham 50 cycle ride! The event will start from the north Norfolk market town of Fakenham and cyclists can choose from four routes, ranging from 14 to […]

EU timber law scorecard highlights failures to act

More than a year after it came into law, the European Commission (EC) has published a scorecard accessing the progress of the 28 member states in implementing the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR). After many years of lobbying and discussion, the landmark EUTR came into legal effect on March 3, 2013. A key weapon in […]

Village shop leading the way against single-use plastic bags

Astounding statistics have recently been published by WRAP showing that 8.3 billion single-use plastic bags were given out in the UK in 2013 – an increase of 10 per cent since 2010. England had a shocking increase of 18 per cent while Wales and Northern Ireland, where charges are already in place, showed decreases of […]

Our respects to the fallen on World Ranger Day 2014

. The fight against transnational environmental crime is ceaseless and largely fought with donations, grants, intelligence and tenacity – but few people can claim to put as much on the line as rangers in the field. Today (July 31) is World Ranger Day, an opportunity to pay tribute to the sacrifice of some and the […]

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