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Join EIA on the front lines of global eco crime

UK broadcasts of new films going undercover with campaign group   LONDON: The risky undercover work of the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is showcased in three new films to be broadcast in the UK on Nat Geo Wild from Thursday, December 15. A year in the making, the films follow EIA through countries as […]

UK transmission dates for new films about EIA’s work

THREE new films taking viewers undercover with EIA’s intrepid investigators as they work at the sharp end of environmental crime will be screened in the UK on Nat Geo Wild from December 15. The documentaries were a year in the making and chronicle separate investigations into whaling, illegal logging and the ivory trade, following clues […]

Faith Doherty interviewed at Forests Indonesia Conference

EIA Head of Forests Campaign Faith Doherty has been in Jakarta this week at the Forests Indonesia Conference, hosted by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). In this interview from the Conference, she discusses the outlook for Indonesia’s forests and what approaches the Government of Indonesia needs to adopt to secure their future, as […]

President must give support to make fine words a reality

I have been in Jakarta this week, on invitation from the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), to speak at the Forests Indonesia Conference it was hosting; not usually something to write home about, but something happened during the day that was quite extraordinary. The opening key speech was given by the President of Indonesia, […]

Japan must seek only legal timber to rebuild

Tsunami aid plea an opportunity to use Indonesia’s new regulations   JAPAN’S call for help in its reconstruction is a timely opportunity for Indonesia to put its new timber regulations to work, ensuring only legal timber and products are exported. The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and its Indonesian partner Telapak understand the Japanese Government has […]

Transparency vital to landmark timber accord

AS Asia’s first-ever Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) was today (09.00 GMT, May 4) formally agreed in Jakarta by senior representatives of the European Union and Government of Indonesia, it was warned the historic timber trade agreement would only succeed alongside rigorous efforts to stamp out corruption. Once the VPA is operational, Indonesia will only allow […]

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