After all the years of being outside the system and having to rely on companies monitoring themselves, JIPIK is there to be the voice for civil society. And now the real work begins. Our investigations will continue, but this time we have an avenue for that information to be formally recognised and acted on.
Environment groups name two kingpins in illegal international trade THE Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and Telapak today (August 5, 2010) name two of the kingpins in Indonesia profiteering from the hugely lucrative international trade in stolen timber. In the new report Rogue Traders: The Murky Business of Merbau Timber Smuggling in Indonesia, London-based EIA [...]
The dust has finally begun to settle after the 14th meeting of Conference of the Parties (CoP 14) to CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) back in March. The outcome for elephants at CoP was favourable, but it was a close call. Despite considerable support from the usual suspects - Southern African Development [...]
Important first step towards shutting down the timber barons must now be backed up with stiff penalties THE European Parliament has today (Wednesday) voted overwhelmingly for legislation to ban illegally logged timber and wood products from all EU territories. London-based campaigning group the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has been at the forefront of efforts [...]