The town of Pakse is the sort of place that gives rise to the clichés that predominate in descriptions of Laos. Slow, sleepy and peaceful. Nestled on the Mekong, not far from the border with Thailand, it serves as an entry point to the picturesque Bolaven plateau and its cooler climate, forests, waterfalls and coffee […]
A paper jointly submitted by EIA and The Black Fish to the Scientific Committee meeting of the International Whaling Commission, highlighting the ongoing threat posed by illegal drift netting to cetacean populations. .
A report revealing how Siamese rosewood has been illegally logged to the brink of extinction in the Mekong region to feed the demand for luxury hongmu furniture in China. . . • Download the English version of the report here. . • Download the Chinese version of the report here. . • Download the Thai […]
China’s luxury furniture craze steeped in blood & driving Siam rosewood to extinction BANGKOK: Precious Siamese rosewood has been illegally logged to the brink of extinction in the Mekong region to feed a voracious demand for luxury furniture in China which leaves a bloody trail of death, violence and corruption in its wake. Released […]
European campaign warns seafood expo: ‘don’t support whale slaughter’ LONDON: An alliance of 13 leading conservation groups is this week urging major buyers at Europe’s biggest seafood trade show not to do business with Icelandic seafood company HB Grandi because of its strong links to whaling. HB Grandi is controlled by the whaling and […]
In a guest blog today, EIA is pleased to present an extract from Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent‘s new book A Short Ride in the Jungle: The Ho Chi Minh Trail by Motorcycle. In the spring of 2013 I packed my panniers and set out from Hanoi alone on a mission to follow what remained of the once […]