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.
THREE powerful new documentaries following the work of EIA’s undercover investigators will premiere across Asia from Thursday, November 17, 2011. Screened as the three-part mini-series Crimes Against Nature 2 on National Geographic Channel (Asia), the programmes were a year in the making and take viewers into the murky and high-stakes underbelly of global environmental crime, […]
Autumn proper is finally here (recent mini heatwave notwithstanding) and the nights are drawing in – which means it’s once again possible to curl up in front of a movie without the guilty sting of having to draw the curtains against the sunshine. With that in mind, I thought this week I’d pass along a […]
EIA Head of Forests Campaign Faith Doherty has been in Jakarta this week at the Forests Indonesia Conference, hosted by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). In this interview from the Conference, she discusses the outlook for Indonesia’s forests and what approaches the Government of Indonesia needs to adopt to secure their future, as […]