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A big ‘Thank-you!’ from EIA on World Environment Day

Today is World Environment Day and we here at EIA’s London offices are taking a time out to mark the occasion in a rather special way. Exposing environmental crime and expolitation is what we do, and our ground-breaking undercover investigations and hard-hitting reports have made huge, positive impacts on behalf of the world’s forests, the […]

Diary date: Come and meet us at Greens on the Green!

You’re cordially invited to EIA’s Greens on the Green fair, to be held on Islington Green, London N1, on Saturday, July 13, 2013 from 11am to 8pm! What is it that sets EIA apart from the rest? There are any number of answers to this question, and if you’ve found yourself reading this you may […]

Environmental crime – putting the blame where it belongs

  Understandably, environmental crime can be an emotive and infuriating issue. The spectacle of magnificent, endangered creatures such as tigers, elephants and rhinos reduced to broken, bleeding carcasses, plundered for illegal trades in home decór, trinkets and fake ‘traditional’ medicines, can be all but impossible to view without provoking distress and fury in equal measure. […]

Mozambique timber probe a test of ability to enforce law

In February of this year, EIA published a report on the illegal smuggling of timber from Mozambique to China entitled First Class Connections: Log Smuggling, Illegal Logging and Corruption in Mozambique, highlighting the role of Chinese traders in facilitating the illegal flow of stolen timber. The report identified that 48 per cent of China’s imports […]

Crime, corruption & trade: why criminals’ thoughts matter

So, the 16th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) has concluded. EIA campaigners and friends from range states were at this massive meeting in Bangkok, working hard and calling on Parties to stop stimulating demand for ivory, Asian big cats and rosewood.     Campaigner Shruti has […]

Past the timber violence & on the road to European reform

As the gun slammed down on the table and I heard the chilling words “I can shoot you now and I may go to prison but I will still be alive, but you, you will be dead” I realised we were in serious trouble. Ten years ago, after a series of EIA investigations exposing illegal […]

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