Zero tolerance is the only way to preserve the last wild tigers LONDON: The Environmental Investigation Agency today endorses a new petition calling on Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao to adopt a zero-tolerance policy on tiger trade. The petition has been organised by TigerTime, an initiative of the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation which has garnered mass [...]
Corruption. The core issue behind illegal logging and the associated trade. Here at EIA, we are faced all the time with corrupt practices actioned by many different actors. The dishonesty and fraud, bribery and sleaze that we have exposed within governments and business over the years haves been a major factor in pushing governments forwards, [...]
It is a scene that occurs all too often in the forests of Indonesia. Local communities facing intimidation from plantation companies, backed by local government officials, which want to clear forest land to make way for palm oil production. Ambrosius Ruwindrijarto, President of EIA’s Indonesian partner Telapak, describes one community’s struggle to protect its forests [...]
EIA is in Beijing this week, attending the Asia Pacific Forestry Week meeting. The event marks 10 years since the landmark Bali Declaration, which saw governments from the Asia Pacific region and beyond commit to tackle illegal logging. To mark the occasion, EIA has released a new briefing The Bali Declaration Ten Years On. The [...]
A briefing for the Asia Pacific Forestry Week meeting in China from November 7-11, 2011 which reviews the progress made by the European Union and US in agreeing new regulations to prohibit illegal logged timber, describes efforts to curb illegal logging and discusses further action required.
This baking challenge aims to bake the perfect crime-cake. Please don’t be put off by the appearance of this crime-cake; I’ll admit it looks a bit unconventional, as it comes in the shape of a triangle. But never mind, that doesn’t mean it’s less tempting than a regular cake (in fact, to those who [...]