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Briefing for the Regional Dialogue on Siamese Rosewood and Illegal Logging

A briefing prepared by EIA for the meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, December 2014. .

How corruption is poisoning the global environment

Today (December 9) is the United Nations annual International Anti-Corruption Day. While the calendar is awash with international ‘days’ marking everything under the sun (sorry, you’ve already missed World Smile Day this year), efforts to publicise and curb corruption are worth supporting. From the Environmental Investigation Agency’s perspective, corruption is a key enabling factor in […]

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 […]

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 […]

EIA response to China’s draft timber guidelines

Environmental Investigation Agency comments on the draft Guidelines for Overseas Sustainable Forest Products Trade and Investment by Chinese Enterprises. . • Download in English here.   • Download in Chinese here .

Timber smugglers won’t heed China’s voluntary guidelines

LONDON: Massive flows of illegal timber stolen from forests around the world will not be stemmed by voluntary industry guidelines currently being developed by the Chinese Government, environmentalists have warned. In formal comments recently submitted to the Chinese Government and published today, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has recommended the guidelines be replaced with a […]

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