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Blog: Illegal Logging

Environmental crime – putting the blame where it belongs

  Understandably, environmental crime can be an emotive and infuriating issue. The spectacle of magnificent, endangered creatures such as tigers, elephants and rhinos reduced to broken, bleeding carcasses, plundered for illegal trades in home decór, trinkets and fake ‘traditional’ medicines, can be all but impossible to view without provoking distress and fury in equal measure. […]

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 […]

Charlotte & Justin reflect on their marathon efforts

In the aftermath of their Herculean efforts in the Brighton Marathon on April 14, Charlotte Davies and Justin Gosling quiz each other about what motivated them to run – and what kept them motivated all the way to the finish line …     Justin Gosling interviews Charlotte Davies So Charlotte, you’ve just completed your […]

CCPCJ – why it matters for wildlife & forest crime

EIA campaigners are in Vienna for a meeting of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ), which begins on Monday (April 22). The CCPCJ is a key body within the United Nations, dealing with crime prevention and criminal justice policy. EIA and others will be pushing for it to expand the work of […]

Latest from CITES CoP16 on tigers, ivory & rosewood

EIA’s team at the 16th Conference of the Parties (CoP16) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Bangkok working flat out and around the clock. Here, Tiger Campaign head Debbie Banks sends home a brief videoblog on all things tiger, talking about EIA’s tiger farming side event earlier in the week […]

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 […]

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