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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 […]

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, […]

China puts the ‘con’ in tiger conservation

New report exposes the double standard which stimulates demand   LONDON: Despite signing up to global initiatives seeking to protect wild tigers and double their number by 2022, Government departments in China have quietly set about stimulating domestic markets for tiger skins and body parts. As few as 3,500 tigers survive in the wild, yet […]

Call to CITES: Stop Stimulating Demand

LONDON: The campaigning Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is calling on international policy-makers to Stop Stimulating Demand for critically endangered species. The London-based NGO cautioned that conflicting decisions and top-level discussions regarding trades in the products of endangered species such as elephants, tigers and precious woods create consumer confusion and ultimately drive poaching/theft by criminals to […]

Mozambique loses a fortune to illegal timber exports

Corruption in world’s fourth poorest country aids illegal logging & timber smuggling to China LONDON: Weak forest governance and corruption in Mozambique are facilitating illegal logging and timber smuggling to supply China’s voracious demand, costing the fourth least developed country in the world tens of millions in lost taxes annually. The new report First Class Connections: Log Smuggling, Illegal Logging […]

Rogue palm oil firm ordered to stop clearing in Muara Tae

LONDON: The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has upheld a complaint lodged by the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) against a rogue palm oil company and has ordered it to immediately stop clearing customary forests in Indonesian Borneo. Singapore-listed First Resources Ltd must now cease all developments in the concession in Kutaia Barat regency, […]

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