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Pro-ivory trade report shows ‘shocking’ bias

Proposed sales mechanism would treat ivory like diamonds   LONDON: A new report examining possible mechanisms for future international legal trade in ivory has proposed the creation of an ivory sales body modelled on the De Beers diamond cartel. The report, Decision-Making Mechanisms and Necessary Conditions for a Future Trade in African Elephant Ivory, is […]

Unchallenged crimes of ‘rotten apple’ palm oil company

Report exposes illegal activities and enforcement failings in Kalimantan   LONDON: Systemic law enforcement failings threaten to make a mockery of Indonesia’s pledge to reduce deforestation and carbon emissions by enabling plantation companies to destroy carbon-rich peatlands with impunity, a report released today reveals. Testing the Law, jointly produced by the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency […]

Testing the Law

A report highlighting the criminal activities of an oil palm plantation company operating in Kalimantan, Indonesia, and the failures of various levels of government to properly investigate and prosecute.       Download Testing the Law in Indonesian here. Read the original dossier submitted to the Indonesian authorities, in English and in Indonesian.  

Miami vice – it’s not the humidity, it’s the heat

  A few weeks ago I wrote a blog describing how environmental laws are often poorly enforced and not accorded a high enough priority so it’s refreshing to now report on a shining example of effective enforcement – the work being done by various US Government agencies in Miami to curb illegal trade in ozone-depleting […]

Illegal ivory trade issue is aired in the House of Lords

Following the declaration of 2011 as the worst year for elephants since the international trade in ivory was banned in 1989, the issue is to be raised in the UK’s House of Lords today (July 4, 2012) at 3pm. Lord St John of Bletso will “ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures to address the increase […]

Help us stop palm oil pushing orangutans over the edge

  Many of you will be aware that EIA launched its summer appeal this week. We are asking you, our supporters, to help us thwart the expansion of oil palm companies in Indonesia into rainforests and so help safeguard an animal being pushed to extinction –  the orangutan. It’s hard to get a truly accurate […]

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