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Groups call on Japan to stop buying illegal timber

Open letter cites imports from illegally logged Malaysian forests, criticises government inaction   Washington DC:  A group of 16 environmental organisations are today calling on Japan to put in place stronger measures to stop the trade in illegal timber. In an open letter to two Japanese trade associations, the group cites evidence that Japanese companies […]

Join EIA on the front lines of global eco crime

UK broadcasts of new films going undercover with campaign group   LONDON: The risky undercover work of the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is showcased in three new films to be broadcast in the UK on Nat Geo Wild from Thursday, December 15. A year in the making, the films follow EIA through countries as […]

Massive climate subsidies for HFCs industry to continue

UNFCCC CDM approves further payments to HFC producers   DURBAN: As United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiators meet in Durban, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is calling on all Parties to reject HFC-23 carbon credits following widespread evidence and acknowledgement that most of the credits do not represent real emission reductions. Last […]

India, China and Brazil thwart action on HFCs phase-out

DENPASAR, BALI: Despite a call from 108 countries for the Montreal Protocol to pursue a phase-out of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), political manoeuvring in advance of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) climate negotiations have prevented any action or formal discussion on how the potent class of greenhouse gases (GHG) could be eliminated. India, […]

Petition presses China to end all tiger trade

Zero tolerance is the only way to preserve the last wild tigers LONDON: The Environmental Investigation Agency today endorses a new petition calling on Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao to adopt a zero-tolerance policy on tiger trade. The petition has been organised by TigerTime, an initiative of the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation which has garnered mass […]

Coalition condemns latest whale killings in the Faroes

Whalewatch challenges ‘inadequate’ public health and whale hunt guidelines A coalition of 10 conservation and animal welfare organisations from around the world today expressed their shock and dismay at the killing of a further 167 pilot whales at Funningsfirdi, in the Faroe Islands, on October 13th. The groups – including the Environmental Investigation Agency – […]

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