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Blog: Illegal Logging

Top accolade for a key EIA forestry partner in Indonesia

Long-term EIA partner Ambrosius Ruwindrijarto has this week been awarded one of Asia’s most prestigious accolades for his fearless work on the front lines of the fight against illegal logging in Indonesia. His citation on receiving the 2012 Ramon Magsaysay Award recognises his “courageous advocacy of natural resource management based on social and ecological justice, […]

Help us stop palm oil pushing orangutans over the edge

  Many of you will be aware that EIA launched its summer appeal this week. We are asking you, our supporters, to help us thwart the expansion of oil palm companies in Indonesia into rainforests and so help safeguard an animal being pushed to extinction –  the orangutan. It’s hard to get a truly accurate […]

Suu Kyi’s call for business to aid in the reform of Burma

I sat in Westminster Hall on Thursday, waiting to hear Aung San Suu Kyi speak to both houses of Parliament, friends and many advocates who have supported the fight for freedom and democracy in Burma. An extraordinary event in itself, in that she is the first woman from abroad, the first person from an Asian […]

For environmental crime, the misrule of law applies

This week, as part of the Rio+20 summit in Brazil, over 200 judges, prosecutors, attorneys and legal experts gathered at the World Congress on Justice, Governance and Law for Environmental Sustainability. Issues discussed during the three-day meeting included new legal approaches to increase the effectiveness of global environmental agreements and combating transnational environmental crime. While […]

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, […]

Activist’s killing a challenge to oppose a violent, corrupt trade

Prominent Cambodian environmental and human rights activist Chut Wutty was shot dead on Wednesday. He was killed in Koh Kong province, in the south-west of the country, while documenting the illegal logging that is decimating forests across the Mekong. Wutty, who was 48 and founder of the Natural Resource Protection Group, led a lengthy and […]

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