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On film: rogue Indonesian cop’s illegal logging operation

Government of Indonesia urged to take action . . LONDON: A video of illegal logging operations in the ecologically outstanding Raja Ampat Islands of West Papua has today been released by environmentalists following the arrest of rogue Indonesian cop-turned-smuggler Labora Sitorus, who financed and coordinated timber theft on a huge scale. Filmed near the northern […]

Royal host for key meeting in fight against wildlife crime

EIA senior campaigners will tomorrow (Tuesday, May 21) be joining a key meeting hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales and Owen Paterson, the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. The meeting marks the beginning of a process to secure greater commitment from Heads of State to combat wildlife crime. Organised criminal […]

Environmental crime – putting the blame where it belongs

  Understandably, environmental crime can be an emotive and infuriating issue. The spectacle of magnificent, endangered creatures such as tigers, elephants and rhinos reduced to broken, bleeding carcasses, plundered for illegal trades in home decór, trinkets and fake ‘traditional’ medicines, can be all but impossible to view without provoking distress and fury in equal measure. […]

Mozambique timber probe a test of ability to enforce law

In February of this year, EIA published a report on the illegal smuggling of timber from Mozambique to China entitled First Class Connections: Log Smuggling, Illegal Logging and Corruption in Mozambique, highlighting the role of Chinese traders in facilitating the illegal flow of stolen timber. The report identified that 48 per cent of China’s imports […]

Global body commits to tackling wildlife & forest crime

VIENNA: The United Nations’ anti-crime body today resolved to step up the global fight against wildlife and forest crime in recognition of the urgent threat it poses and the serious nature of the criminal networks involved. The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has been pressing for special agencies tasked with crime fighting to turn their attention […]

Eco crimes: transnational, organised and serious

The 22nd session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) is under way in Vienna this week. The CCPCJ is a key body within the United Nations, dealing with crime prevention and criminal justice policy and EIA is one of several organisations pushing for it to expand the work of the UN […]

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