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NGOs condemn the murder of Cambodian journalist

EIA is one of 29 environmental organisations to this week support a Community Rights Network statement collectively condemning the murder of Cambodian journalist Taing Try while he was investigation forest crime in his country … . . Taing Try, an environmental journalist, was shot dead in Cambodia on Sunday, October 12. Taing Try was murdered […]

30 game-changing years of exposing environmental crime

This week, the Environmental Investigation Agency celebrates 30 years of working on the front lines to expose environmental crime and exploitation. We’ll be formally marking the anniversary on Wednesday (September 17) with an auction of wildlife photography at Cecil Sharp House, near London Zoo, at which we’ll also be holding the first screening of the […]

China needs new laws to tackle illegal logging

. The Chinese have a saying about drinking poison to quench a thirst, “yin zhen zhi ke”, used to warn against hasty remedies with consequences worse than the problem itself. A recently proposed method of tackling illegal logging is just such a case – it will in fact exacerbate the issue. China is one of […]

The Siamese rosewood craze: for whom the bell tolls?

请往下阅读此博客中文版 / Please scroll down for Chinese language version . . In a glamorous hongmu showroom in Shanghai, streams of the bustling crowds slowed down to appreciate sets of exquisitely carved Siamese rosewood furniture. What attracted the potential hongmu consumers and investors, beyond the fine and delicate craftsmanship, are the hefty price tags that any […]

Laos, corruption and the trade in Siamese rosewood

The town of Pakse is the sort of place that gives rise to the clichés that predominate in descriptions of Laos. Slow, sleepy and peaceful. Nestled on the Mekong, not far from the border with Thailand, it serves as an entry point to the picturesque Bolaven plateau and its cooler climate, forests, waterfalls and coffee […]

Routes of Extinction: The corruption and violence destroying Siamese rosewood in the Mekong

A report revealing how Siamese rosewood has been illegally logged to the brink of extinction in the Mekong region to feed the demand for luxury hongmu furniture in China. . . • Download the English version of the report here. . • Download the Chinese version of the report here. . • Download the Thai […]

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