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Items tagged 'Ecosystems & Biodiversity'

EIA urges UN meeting to get tough on environmental crime

  Delegates at the forthcoming United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting On The Rule Of Law (September 24, 2012) are being asked to get tough on environmental crime. Here is our briefing to the meeting:   EIA Briefing to Permanent Representatives to the UN in New York Environmental Crime: Rationale for Action at the UN […]

Lacey Act has teeth: US gets serious about illegal logging

Gibson Guitars has finally faced the music. After nearly a year of crying foul, running to the Tea Party for political backing, seeking audience with every possible media outlet and hiring a DC lobbying firm to change the law under which it was being investigated, Gibson Guitars has acknowledged that it did, in fact, import […]

Marine debris – don’t let out of sight be out of mind

  When I first joined EIA as Campaign Researcher on the cetaceans team six months ago, I must confess that marine debris was not something I’d given a lot of consideration to. I hate to see litter by the roadsides, but the accumulation of debris in our marine environment was out of sight and therefore […]

Ivory trade advocate ducks his critics at CITES meeting

  Parties attending the 62nd meeting of Standing Committee to CITES were subjected to an extraordinary floor show during discussions on a document advocating a De Beers-style controlling body for an international trade in ivory – a Central Ivory Selling Organisation. EIA’s comprehensive critique of the document is available to read here. The principle author […]

EIA is at CITES next week – here’s what we’re working for

EIA campaigners will be in Geneva next week for the 62nd meeting of the Standing Committee of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), from July 23-27. The Standing Committee is an internationally important event in our calendar as its findings and recommendations can go on for discussion at the Conference of the […]

What is CITES?

What is CITES? The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is an international agreement to which governments voluntarily adhere and which seeks to ensure that the trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. The annual international trade in wildlife is estimated to […]

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