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Hong Kong needs to do better in illegal wildlife trade fight

We are pleased to share today’s guest blog from Wilson Lau, Project Manager of Hong Kong think tank Civic Exchange … . . Hong Kong has a notorious history of trade in wildlife. Back in the heydays of the 1960s-70s, in an ordinary market one would be able to find wild mammals and raptors, stacked […]

The ‘Blooming Green Earth’ is on fire – literally!

Next week, EIA will participate on a panel at a major conference of consumer goods and commodities companies and NGOs, focused on how to work together to achieve zero-deforestation in their commodity supply chains. The conference is an important event and will be attended by a host of global companies seeking to implement zero-deforestation policies in their production […]

EIA alert: timber shipments from Burma to the EU

Companies in the European Union could fall foul of the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR) by importing timber from Myanma/Burmar. The EUTR, which came into force in March this year, prohibits traders from placing on the EU market timber which has been harvested or exported illegally from the country of origin. The regulation requires traders […]

Gibson Guitars is held accountable

Gibson Guitars Finally Acknowledges U.S. Lacey Act Violations – Historic US$600,000 Penalties Sets a Clear Benchmark for Enforcement of EU Timber Regulation in March 2013   Gibson Guitars’ long overdue acknowledgement of Lacey Act violations – made in an August 6 Criminal Enforcement Agreement with the Unites States Government – has landed the firm with […]

EU outlaws all illegal timber

Campaign group ‘ecstatic’ at major victory against the timber barons.