The killing in Myanmar of a journalist who covered issues related to illegal logging in the country must be investigated thoroughly and all findings made public. Soe Moe Tun, based in the Sagaing region, was found with extensive head and facial injuries; local police have begun an investigation into his death
EIA continues to use its often-unique investigations and documentation to build evidence-based campaigns for change. It has a well-respected reputation around the world as an organisation that plays an important role in achieve effective protection for threatened species and habitats
After years of anticipation, months of preparation and two hectic weeks in South Africa, the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP17) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) draws to a close. Here's a summary of some of the key outcomes of the conference
At the CITES CoP17 meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa, countries pledged to do more to curb poaching and illicit trade in totoaba fish which threatens the survival of the critically endangered vaquita porpoise. This is a positive sign but international cooperation is vital to ensure enforcement actions take place.
Recently, the new Prime Minister of Laos has made a series of encouraging statements and actions to tackle rampant forest crimes in the country so it is timely that a report leaked last year, showing the scale of the problem, is now available in the Lao language
Monitoring of key crossing points along the Myanmar-China border by EIA reveals a sharp downturn in the volume of illegal timber smuggled between the two countries in the past six months since we released the report Organised Chaos, documenting surging illicit trade in logs via the land border between Myanmar and China