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UN court rules Japan’s scientific whaling must end

International Court Of Justice Rules Japan’s Scientific Whaling Must End LONDON: The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) today welcomed the UN’s International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling against Japan’s whaling in the Antarctic. Australia took Japan to the ICJ in 2010, alleging it was intentionally taking advantage of a loophole in the 1986 commercial whaling ban […]

Ending corruption & cronyism is vital for Myanmar’s forests

It’s been an interesting week for EIA’s forest team. We published the short briefing Data Corruption, outlining some shocking statistics with regard to the timber trade in Myanmar/Burma that showed a massive hole in what the Government says it has exported and what has been reported by the global trade. EIA has estimated that this […]

Action alert: Tell Rakuten to end elephant & whale sales

Internet retailing giant Rakuten is selling elephant and whale products and we need your help to urge it to stop. Here are five easy but important ways in which you can play a vital role in telling Rakuten and its co-founder/CEO Hiroshi Mikitani that profiting from the slaughter of elephants and whales is unacceptable:   […]

Rakuten’s profits from sales of elephant ivory & whale meat

Rakuten – the world’s biggest online retailer of elephant ivory and whale meat LONDON: Japanese retail giant Rakuten is today exposed as the world’s biggest online marketplace for elephant ivory and whale meat products. The new report “Blood e-Commerce: Rakuten’s profits from the slaughter of elephants and whales” – released by the Environmental Investigation Agency […]

Blood e-Commerce: Rakuten’s profits from the slaughter of elephants and whales

A report revealing that Japanese retail giant Rakuten is the world’s biggest online marketplace for elephant ivory and whale meat products after research revealed that the company’s Japanese website carries more than 28,000 ads for elephant ivory products and some 1,200 whale meat products ads.  

Landmark EU/Indonesia timber agreement now legally binding

Following the European Union’s ratification of the landmark Indonesia/EU Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) last month, Indonesia yesterday (Thursday) confirmed the agreement through a Presidential Regulation. This VPA is one of the key components of Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) action plan which will ensure that only legally sourced timber and wood products are […]

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