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We can’t afford for palm oil certification to be a fig leaf

. A staggering three million hectares of forest in Indonesia and Malaysia have been cleared to make way for oil palm during the past 15 years, and 50–60 per cent of all oil palm expansion in the two countries has occurred at the expense of natural forests. The two countries account for 85 per cent […]

Banking on Extinction

A briefing on how leading bank HSBC is bankrolling unsustainable plantation expansion which is systematically destroying forests crucial to the survival of the Bornean orangutan and other endangered species. .

HSBC bankrolls deforestation, pushing orangutans to brink

HSBC loans drive deforestation and push orangutans & endangered species to the brink LONDON: High Street giant HSBC is bankrolling the destruction of rainforests essential for the survival of Bornean orangutans and other endangered species. A new report released today by the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), Banking on Extinction, reveals that despite adopting polices […]

Getting graphic to show the scale of environmental crime

 . Most of you will have heard about the poaching of tigers, elephants and rhinos, the trade in the body parts and skins of endangered wildlife, illegal logging, deforestation and oil palm plantations. Such issues are often visualised as individual campaigns, but the true global scale of wildlife and forest crime doesn’t become apparent until […]

Our oceans need silence, not the thunder of exploitation

. A few weeks ago, the e-newsletter Science for Environment Policy from the EU Commission provided a briefing on underwater noise. The brief tried, at least in my opinion, to downplay the risks of intense underwater noise sources. Almost at the same time, the findings of two new scientific studies were released, demonstrating that noise […]

A day of fun in the sun at Greens on the Green!

We came, we set up, we partied in the park! After months of preparation, we are delighted to report that EIA’s Greens on the Green free summer festival was a big success. Hundreds of people dropped in to London’s Islington Green during the course of a long, hot and utterly perfect summer’s day on Saturday. […]

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