Environmental crime is recognised by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime as the third largest form of global crime, accounting for at least $3.5 billion a year. It exacerbates deforestation and climate change, threatens the existence of endangered species and affects the livelihoods of rural communities.
Last year, EIA and Telapak broke the news of how villagers in Indonesia’s East Kalimantan province found themselves in direct conflict with palm oil company’s bulldozers in an ongoing land rights dispute. Now the profile of the situation has been raised considerably by a report on Al Jazeera from Step Vaessen
Tiger campaigners have met with British Foreign Office Minister Jeremy Browne MP as part of their on going fight to see the trade on tiger parts banned. The meeting at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office took place as the supporter signature count on a petition soared above 31,000 in a little over 30 days
The outcome of the United Nations Climate Conference is an important step forward in terms of securing the credibility, even the survival, of the international climate regime but falls very short on substance and will delay meaningful action on climate change for a further decade unless Parties take the initiative
The documentary follows EIA investigators from Iceland to Japan as they document the hunting of endangered fin whales for export to Japanese consumers, using covert filming and cutting-edge DNA analysis to put the pieces together and expose the key players behind the trade
Villagers in Indonesia’s East Kalimantan province are squaring off against palm oil company’s bulldozers in an ongoing land rights dispute which some observers fear may become violent. PT Munte Waniq Jaya Perkasa has moved into the forests around Muara Tae, and has started clearing land for palm oil production