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Mozambique timber probe a test of ability to enforce law

In February of this year, EIA published a report on the illegal smuggling of timber from Mozambique to China entitled First Class Connections: Log Smuggling, Illegal Logging and Corruption in Mozambique, highlighting the role of Chinese traders in facilitating the illegal flow of stolen timber. The report identified that 48 per cent of China’s imports […]

EIA’s Natasha addresses the Bonn climate conference

EIA Global Environment Campaigner Natasha Hurley has spent the past week attending the Bonn Climate Conference. Watch her statement on behalf of the Climate Action Network, which was delivered at a special stakeholder event yesterday (Thursday), here: .

Global body commits to tackling wildlife & forest crime

VIENNA: The United Nations’ anti-crime body today resolved to step up the global fight against wildlife and forest crime in recognition of the urgent threat it poses and the serious nature of the criminal networks involved. The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has been pressing for special agencies tasked with crime fighting to turn their attention […]

China deal will prevent 8bn tonnes of greenhouse gases

LONDON: Once again living up to its status as ‘world’s most effective environmental treaty’, the Montreal Protocol has struck a deal with China to phase-out hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) production and so prevent eight billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions. With funding of up to US$385m from the Montreal Protocol’s Multilateral Fund, China will eliminate its […]

Fish buyers: Is your seafood tainted by blood of whales?

BRUSSELS: Animal welfare and conservation groups are advising major seafood buyers attending the 2013 European Seafood Exposition and Seafood Processing Europe Convention in Brussels this week to be aware that there are whalers in their midst, and that the seafood they are considering purchasing may be “tainted by the blood of whales”. Twenty-five years ago, […]

Eco crimes: transnational, organised and serious

The 22nd session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) is under way in Vienna this week. The CCPCJ is a key body within the United Nations, dealing with crime prevention and criminal justice policy and EIA is one of several organisations pushing for it to expand the work of the UN […]

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