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Indonesia: Indigenous peoples now rightfully own their lands

In a landmark court ruling in Indonesia, the customary lands of indigenous people have been removed from State ownership. The ruling, given in a judicial review of a 1999 forest law which was sought by Aliansi Masyarakat Adat Nusantara (AMAN, or the Indigenous Peoples Alliance of the Archipelago), returns the rights over customary forests to […]

China: ensure rosewood trade not destroying Thai forests

LONDON: The London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) today calls on China’s Redwood Committee and its parent timber trade federation to ensure their policies and members are not underwriting the destruction of a World Heritage Site in Thailand’s on-going and violent rosewood wars. The call was made after the Thai Government claimed rapacious demand for Siam […]

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 […]

Wildlife and Forest Crime: CCPCJ 22

A joint briefing by EIA, WWF and TRAFFIC for the 22nd Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ). .

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 […]

CITES protection will help to end rosewood wars

CITES lists endangered wood in bid to halt booming illegal trade   BANGKOK, THAILAND: Granting international protection to threatened Siam rosewood is a major step towards saving the species from extinction and curbing the explosion of violence around illegal trade in the precious wood. The London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has been supporting the efforts  […]

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