The European Parliament’s Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN) today (9 October) adopted several critical amendments to a European Commission proposal to address pollution from ships, which contribute approximately 32 per cent of marine plastic pollution in European waters
A year after the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) exposed how corrupt Government officials and military personnel in Vietnam are complicit in smuggling huge quantities of illegal timber from Cambodia, new investigations reveal the industrial-scale theft continues
As a group of NGOs working together to halt the current elephant poaching crisis and campaigning to close the UK domestic market, we strongly welcome today’s announcement by the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for the Environment, of a comprehensive ban on the ivory trade in the UK.
Determining that stand-alone laws in the EU and USA to combat illegal timber trade can be used in concert, EIA reported the US distributors of two of the UK’s largest luxury yacht manufacturers to the US Department of Justice after investigations revealed Burmese teak traded in breach of EU rules entered supply chains.
The Dutch Food and Product Safety Authority (Nederlandse Voedsel- en Warenautoriteit, or NVWA) has found Dutch timber company Boogaerdt Hout to be in breach of the Due Diligence requirements of the EUTR. The decision follows the submission of evidence by the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA)