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Enforcement & monitoring needed in palm oil sector

Wancino is the focal point for Indonesia’s Independent Forest Monitoring Network (JPIK) in Central Kalimantan (Kalteng) Province. The network carries out checks on logging concessions across the archipelago to check for compliance with Indonesia’s revamped timber laws. Over the past two years, Wancino and JPIK Central Kalimantan have carried out extensive investigations into an unregulated […]

Briefing for the Regional Dialogue on Siamese Rosewood and Illegal Logging

A briefing prepared by EIA for the meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, December 2014. .

Permitting Crime: How palm oil expansion drives illegal logging in Indonesia

A report on how the clear-cutting of forests to make way for oil palm plantations is driving illegal logging in Indonesia. . * Download the report in English here. . * Download the report in Indonesian here.  

Palm oil plantation crime drives illegal logging in Indonesia

JAKARTA: The clear-cutting of forests to make way for oil palm plantations is driving a wave of illegal logging in Indonesia, fundamentally undermining efforts to bring much-needed reform to the nation’s forestry and timber sectors. A new report released today by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), Permitting Crime: How palm oil expansion drives illegal logging […]

How corruption is poisoning the global environment

Today (December 9) is the United Nations annual International Anti-Corruption Day. While the calendar is awash with international ‘days’ marking everything under the sun (sorry, you’ve already missed World Smile Day this year), efforts to publicise and curb corruption are worth supporting. From the Environmental Investigation Agency’s perspective, corruption is a key enabling factor in […]

Ivory responses: full of sound and fury, signifying nothing

On November 6, the Environmental Investigation Agency released a major new report detailing rampant elephant poaching and ivory smuggling in Tanzania, with the bulk of the contraband tusks bound for the Chinese market. The report, entitled Vanishing Point, was the result of exhaustive research and a series of undercover investigations carried out by EIA in […]

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