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Pangolins, eaten to extinction.
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Pangolins are considered one of the world’s most trafficked mammals. These little interesting species are being slaughtered to extinction. Sadly people don’t even know the name, so it’s impossible to protect what you don’t comprehend. Pangolins’ scales are made of keratin, the same protein that makes up our own hair and nails, rhino horns, the “teeth” of baleen whales, and the claws of bears....

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WEST PAPUA’S BIG PALM OIL PLANTATIONS RIP-OFF
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Just 65c a hectare for landowners while major investors cash in   LONDON: An Indonesian oil palm plantation in which Norway has a financial stake paid Papuan tribal landowners as little as US$0.65 per hectare for their forestland, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) can reveal. In the new briefing Clear-Cut Exploitation, EIA and its Indonesian partner Telapak expose woefully low payments by PT Henrison...

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ICELAND TO RESUME HUNT OF ENDANGERED FIN WHALES
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  London/Washington DC: Conservation and animal welfare groups have expressed concern over news that Iceland’s hunt of endangered fin whales will resume this summer. The Icelandic newspaper Skessuhorn reported on Thursday that it had “reliable evidence” fin whaling will begin again, after being shut down last summer due to the impacts of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Although Kristján Loftsson, director of Hvalur,...

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JAPANESE WHALING – A TOXIC TALE OF DEATH AND DEVASTATION
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Environmental Investigation Agency visuals specialist Paul Redman reflects on almost a decade of campaigning and investigating the hunting and killing of whales, porpoises and dolphins in Japan.   Empathy. My view of Japan is born out of an annual visit to the bitterly cold fish markets of the north and south. Year after year, we returned to sit in a cold car, desperate for...

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EIA Reports: THE DEATH OF A FOREST…..MUARA TAE: A Video you will never forget……
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Since October 2011, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and its Indonesian partner NGO Telapak have been working to highlight the plight of villagers in the remote East Kalimantan forest community of Muara Tae as they face-off against the bulldozers of palm oil plantation companies. Here, EIA campaigner Tm Johnson gives a personal account of his most recent visit to Muara Tae with EIA Head...

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CAMPAIGN FORCES AMAZON TO REMOVE ALL WHALE MEAT PRODUCTS FROM JAPAN WEBSITE
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A campaign calling on internet trading giant Amazon to stop selling whale meat products has scored a resounding victory, showing just what can be achieved by a small organization via strategic partnerships and the engagement of consumers through social media. On February 21, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) released its report Amazon.com’s Unpalatable Profits and launched a campaign urging Amazon to remove all whale...

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