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Activist’s killing a challenge to oppose a violent, corrupt trade

Prominent Cambodian environmental and human rights activist Chut Wutty was shot dead on Wednesday. He was killed in Koh Kong province, in the south-west of the country, while documenting the illegal logging that is decimating forests across the Mekong. Wutty, who was 48 and founder of the Natural Resource Protection Group, led a lengthy and […]

Burma sanctions suspension must be opportunity for reform

Chance to transform the forestry sector with civil society   LONDON: The European Union’s suspension of sanctions against Burma, which will include lifting the prohibition on direct trade of timber and wood products to EU markets, should be an opportunity to introduce meaningful reform directly benefiting the country’s people. EU foreign ministers in Luxembourg today […]

Time to call China to account for ivory trade failures

If you watched the BBC Panorama documentary Ivory Wars:  Out of Africa last night (April 12), you will probably have had one of two kinds of reaction.  One might have been shock, enlightenment, disbelief or revulsion at this ‘new’ development. Or perhaps, like me, it was one of frustration and impotence. The programme documents the […]

Ivory trade experts are still avoiding the key issue

Acknowledging the crisis is not enough to stem elephant slaughter   LONDON: The new BBC documentary Ivory Wars: Out of Africa tonight detailed the ongoing tragedy of rampant elephant poaching and the international ivory trade, but something was absent from its broad overview. Leading experts featured in the Panorama special failed to confront the most […]

Illegal wood from Peruvian Amazon is entering the USA

Systemic corruption and human rights abuses in Peru documented, as well as over 100 illegal import shipments into the United States   Contact: Fiona Mulligan, EIA, +1 202-483-6621 Andrea Johnson, EIA, +51 969 839 234 LIMA: A multi-year investigative report released today by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) reveals evidence that since 2008 over 20 […]

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