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EIA is at the International Whaling Commission

EIA is currently in Panama for the 64th Annual Meeting of the International Whaling Commission. Our first week was taken up by working group meetings and preparation for the plenary meeting that starts today (July 2) at 4pm UK time. Many issues on the plenary agenda are discussed in these working groups including the Conservation […]

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 […]

Empowering Muara Tae with the campaign skills to fight

EIA and Telapak campaigners have held a series of successful training workshops to help a remote forest community in Indonesia’s East Kalimantan province take an effective stand against the aggressive spread of palm oil plantations. Since last year, we have been working to raise awareness of, and support for, the indigenous Dayak Benuaq community of […]

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 […]

It’s World Oceans Day – and here’s how to make it count!

    Today is the United Nations’ World Oceans Day. How pleasant it would be if there was nothing more pressing to do than take a moment to reflect on the fabulous diversity of life in the 139 million square miles of oceans and seas covering our planet, or share striking images of favourite species […]

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