New evidence indicates illegal land burning in ‘protected’ forest LONDON: On June 16, 2011, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and Telapak exposed how a Malaysian-owned plantation firm breached Indonesian President Yudhoyono’s forest conversion moratorium on May 19 – the very day it was signed into law. The exposé detailed how PT Menteng Jaya Sawit [...]
Campaign group’s training helps people to shape agenda for change DAR ES SALAAM: “I had never used cameras much for my work, then I attended one of the EIA training workshops and a whole new way of campaigning opened up. “Using cameras is now a key part of my work in documenting the challenges [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]