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Euro Parliament report calls for widespread ban on HFCs

LONDON: The European Parliament’s rapporteur on the review of the European Union’s F-Gas Regulation has submitted a report calling for widespread bans on the use of fluorinated greenhouse gases in the European Union, a move that will ensure smaller businesses are prepared for future reductions in hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) available on the market. Rapporteur Bas Eickhout’s […]

Vietnam’s Illegal Rhino Horn Trade: Undermining the Effectiveness of CITES

A report urging the US Secretary of Interior to certify Vietnam under the Pelly Amendment for diminishing the effectiveness of CITES, calling on Vietnam to implement and enforce a complete domestic ban on all rhino trade, including live animals, and asking the US to consider trade sanctions against Vietnam for its ongoing failures until it […]

Google promotes online sales of elephant & whale products

Internet giant fails to enforce its own policies   LONDON / WASHINGTON DC: Environmentalists today appealed to internet giant Google to remove thousands of advertisements from its Japanese Shopping site which promote products for sale from endangered whale and elephant species. The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) wrote to Google CEO Larry Page on February 22, […]

Tiger Tracks is roaring into London tonight!

Tiger Tracks, the world’s biggest-ever tiger event, is launched today (March 1, 2013) at St Pancras Railway Station in London. Opened by legendary rock guitarist Brian May and singer Kelly Ellis playing live in the station at 6pm, the event organised by the Save Wild Tigers initiative will span three weeks of activities to raise […]

EIA Comments on the 6th Draft of the Vietnamese Timber and Timber Product Legality Definition

On February 27, 2013, EIA submitted comments on the 6th draft of the Vietnamese Timber and Timber Product Legality Definition, highlighting concerns that the Legality Definition fails to provide assurances that timber imported into Vietnam has been legally harvested and traded in the countries of origin. EIA’s comments were sent to the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture […]

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