In March this year, Indonesia and Norway signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) on REDD+ an ambitious scheme to compensate countries such as Indonesia for reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation. Under the agreement, Norway has pledged $ 1 Billion fund – a mix of REDD preparation activities in Indonesia, such as policy reforms and [...]
EIA urges International Tiger Forum to give its outcomes real teeth PARTICIPANTS in the forthcoming International Tiger Forum are being cautioned they must act decisively now or face a future in which the wild tiger is extinct. Tiger range countries are to meet in St Petersburg, Russia, from November 21-24, 2010 for the forum [...]
On 1st November the world’s largest cetacean hunt – the Dall’s porpoise hunt – resumed again. I was in the small fishing port of Otsuchi in northern Japan earlier this year, with a cameraman and fixer, to film and document the porpoises being landed. It was a depressing and frustrating trip. We were treated with [...]
LONDON: Campaigners are warning of the risk of a public health disaster unfolding in Japan while condemning the largest cetacean hunt in the world, which begins today in Japan’s coastal waters. Up to 15,000 porpoises will be killed and their meat sold throughout Japan, despite an international moratorium on commercial whaling. The meat is sold [...]
Stand-Up Poetry, Music & Cartoons to help fight eco crime THE Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) & ROAR Collective present ROAR! Imagine a Tiger, a fundraising extravaganza starring poet/musician John Hegley and acclaimed cartoonist Tony Husband, creator of Private Eye’s Yobs. ROAR! Imagine a Tiger will take place at Islington’s Screen on the Green cinema, 83 [...]
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.