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The scourge of tiger farming must be brought to an end

  The scourge of tiger farming and the trade in parts and derivatives of captive-bred tigers continues, despite UN agreements and a commitment by the leaders of tiger range countries to end the tiger trade. Regardless of an international commitment under a UN treaty to phase them out, tiger farms still operate in China, Thailand, […]

Open for big businesses – but little people pay the price

Last month, the President of Indonesia did the international investment equivalent of, shall we say, showing a bit of leg in the US. At an event specially organised at the New York Stock Exchange, in Wall Street, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono boasted to the assembled businessmen of the abundant natural resources on offer to potential investors. […]

EIA urges UN meeting to get tough on environmental crime

  Delegates at the forthcoming United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting On The Rule Of Law (September 24, 2012) are being asked to get tough on environmental crime. Here is our briefing to the meeting:   EIA Briefing to Permanent Representatives to the UN in New York Environmental Crime: Rationale for Action at the UN […]

It’s World Oceans Day – and here’s how to make it count!

    Today is the United Nations’ World Oceans Day. How pleasant it would be if there was nothing more pressing to do than take a moment to reflect on the fabulous diversity of life in the 139 million square miles of oceans and seas covering our planet, or share striking images of favourite species […]

Durban blog: Higher stakes in play at climate conference

Last Sunday night, flash floods killed eight people in and around the city of Durban and left thousands homeless. Just one in a series of recent extreme weather events here in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal Province, it probably wouldn’t have crossed most people’s radar screen were it not for the fact that thousands of foreign delegates […]

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