Massive Land Grab for Plantations in Papua Threatens Vital Forests and Exploits Local Communities A new report by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and Telapak – entitled “Up for Grabs” – exposes how five million hectares of land, most of it forested, is being targeted in Papua by powerful companies seeking to cash in on [...]
The briefing explains how a proposed UN mechanism for reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) will not work without efforts to address and regulate the global markets that act as drivers of deforestation
A deadly game of cat and mouse In the run up to the Year of the Tiger, China is failing in its duty to protect endangered species, with tiger skins and bones being illegally bought and sold across the country, and many enforcement agencies turning a blind eye.
Tiger farming is extremely risky and could have severe consequences for remaining wild tiger populations, according to a recent review by the Environmental Investigation Agency. The new document, which looks at many of the arguments put forward by supporters of tiger farming, highlights the false assumptions used by pro-trade advocates, and shows that the complexity [...]
A briefing outlined significant flaws in the proposed EU Timber Regulation, warning that in its present form it will not prohibit the import and sale of illegally logged timber, and would result in wood products made from stolen timber remaining on the market.