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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 […]

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 […]

Exposing forest ‘untouchables’ is as important as ever

It’s a long weekend here in the UK and many people will be taking this time to sit back and recharge their batteries. A lot of you may even be going to, or watching, a football match – if that’s your plan, just think about this for a moment: “Every two seconds, across the world, […]

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, […]

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