The conference is an important event and will be attended by a host of global companies seeking to implement zero-deforestation policies in their production or procurement of commodities such as palm oil and timber, pulp and paper, rubber, soya and beef.
Field studies by EIA in Indonesia, Myanmar, Russia, Laos, Vietnam, Mozambique, Madagascar and China have found China’s demand for timber is driving illegal logging with serious global consequence, irreparably damaging forest ecosystems, pushing down incomes in forest communities and driving corruption and conflict
We are famous for our undercover and campaigning work; however, less well known is our work training local partners. We provide capacity-building training workshops in countries such as Tanzania, Indonesia and, Vietnam. we use knowledge and experience to help people to carry out their own investigations.
Next week, the UK Government is hosting a high-level international summit on illegal wildlife trade in London. We would like to see all attending governments ensure that the response needed to save tigers is discussed as one of the top priority issues along with ivory and rhino horn trade
Concerted action to combat climate change remains elusive, the illegal wildlife trade is booming and exploitation of natural resources such as forests far exceeds capacity to regenerate. One underlying cause for this disconnect is the failure to adequately implement and enforce laws designed to protect the environment