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On the trail of Ali Jambi: from timber baron to businessman

Welcome to the first of an occasional series uncovering the current activities of environmental criminals previously exposed by EIA.  Campaigns Director Julian Newman catches up with Ali Jambi – aka Tham Hai Lee, Jambi Lee, Jenggo, Hap Ali – who went from Indonesian timber smuggler to wealthy Singaporean businessman.   Let’s call him Ali Jambi, […]

Madagascar, Lemurs and Spies to screen on the BBC

A documentary showcasing the work of EIA in Madagascar is to screen on BBC2′s Natural World tomorrow (Thursday, March 15) at 8pm. Pure white lemurs called silky sifaka live in the remote rainforests of Madagascar and are one of the rarest animals in the world. Sascha Von Bismarck, an investigator based in EIA’s US office, […]

Muara Tae videoblog: The death of a forest

It’s the colours and the sounds that are most striking. We had spent two days walking through lush, verdant forest – the last ancestral forests of Muara Tae. The close, varied greens teeming with life could not have stood in greater contrast to the landscape that now stood in front of us. A monochrome, muddy yellow […]

Thailand needs support to end the rosewood robbery

We don’t have offices in Southeast Asia, but it’s an area we’ve worked in for many years and the home base for many of our partners. Being in Bangkok this week for the annual INTERPOL meeting on environmental crime, we took the opportunity to host a panel discussion at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand, […]

Rosewood Robbery

A briefing on illegal and unsustainable rosewood logging, the major threat to Thailand’s limited remaining forests, which calls on the Thai Government to unilaterally list domestic rosewood species on CITES Appendix III in 2012 with a zero quota, and to work with rosewood range states to list key Asian rosewood species on CITES Appendix II […]

EIA hosts environmental crime panel in Bangkok

Many senior EIA campaigners are in Bangkok, Thailand, this week for the annual INTERPOL meeting on environmental crime, and to host a special EIA panel discussion on the issue. The event Environmental Crime in Asia – a Growing Threat will take place at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand on Wednesday, February 15 at 7pm […]

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