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Appeal: Help us save forests from palm oil’s bulldozers

. Masrani sits on a tree stump, alongside his father and Muara Tae elder Petrus Asuy, surrounded by dusty ground and bulldozed trees where once thick, lush forest stood. Masrani is sad and afraid – sad at the destruction he sees around him and afraid that the company responsible for felling this area to clear […]

The right tools – using tech to fight environmental crime

On Wednesday, EIA attended the National Environmental Crime Conference in London, along with a cross-section of civil society, law enforcement, academia and the media. Under discussion was how technology can be used to prevent environmental crime. I’m of the opinion that technology can be simple or complex – but whatever it is, it has to […]

Past the timber violence & on the road to European reform

As the gun slammed down on the table and I heard the chilling words “I can shoot you now and I may go to prison but I will still be alive, but you, you will be dead” I realised we were in serious trouble. Ten years ago, after a series of EIA investigations exposing illegal […]

Miami vice – it’s not the humidity, it’s the heat

  A few weeks ago I wrote a blog describing how environmental laws are often poorly enforced and not accorded a high enough priority so it’s refreshing to now report on a shining example of effective enforcement – the work being done by various US Government agencies in Miami to curb illegal trade in ozone-depleting […]

Muara Tae: EIA shares the skills to take on Big Palm Oil

Only two days into my new job as Visual Communications Officer for EIA, I found myself on a plane to Jakarta, Indonesia. EIA Visuals Specialist Paul Redman, Nanang Sujana, two campaign staff and I travelled to the forest community of Muara Tae, in East Kalimantan, East Borneo, to run workshops in research techniques, photography, film, […]

EIA hosts environmental crime panel in Bangkok

Many senior EIA campaigners are in Bangkok, Thailand, this week for the annual INTERPOL meeting on environmental crime, and to host a special EIA panel discussion on the issue. The event Environmental Crime in Asia – a Growing Threat will take place at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand on Wednesday, February 15 at 7pm […]

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