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Corruption, bloodshed and death – the curse of rosewood

“We cannot live without forests. People will have to be in symbiotic relationship with the forests. When people preserve the forests, the forests will give back to people. The relationship between people and forests are interdependent.” Queen Sirikit of Thailand – May 26, 2000  . . This summer I’ve had the opportunity to visit some […]

Wild tigers can’t afford China’s half-baked commitments

. Last week, EIA campaigners were at an international workshop on the conservation of tigers and other wildlife, held in Kunming, China. It was organised by the State Forestry Administration of China (SFA), co-sponsored by organisations such as the Global Tiger Initiative (GTI) of the World Bank and WWF, and attended by all tiger range […]

Remembering the fallen on World Ranger Day 2013

. Too often, and too commonly, environmental crime is seen as a ‘victimless’ crime, a ‘softer, fluffier’ crime than, say, human trafficking, arms smuggling or the drugs trade. But the grim reality is that alongside the terrible toll taken on endangered species such as tigers, elephants and rhinos, the activities of highly organised transnational wildlife […]

Positive ways to move ahead on International Tiger Day

. Monday, July 29 is International Tiger Day, and all over the world people will celebrate the great cat and all that it represents – environmental security, clean air, clean water and clean government. International Tiger Day is a time to spread the word that saving the remaining wild tigers means saving ourselves – from […]

Greens on the Green – all you need to know in one place!

Greens on the Green Islington Green, London N1 July 13, 2013 from 11am to 7pm   EIA’s Greens on the Green fair will take place on Islington Green, London on July 13, 2013 – and you’re invited! We hope this summer event will provide a platform to meet supporters and introduce new people to our […]

International protection for Siam rosewood begins

Governments urged to deliver on their key obligations   LONDON: As international UN trade restrictions on endangered Siam rosewood (Dalbergia cochinchinensis) come into effect from tomorrow (June 12, 2013), the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) warns the future of the species relies entirely on range states and key user countries credibly delivering on their protection […]

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