Clear-cutting up to rivers in PT Henrison Inti Persada's oil palm concession in Klawana, Sorong, May 2011 (c) Environmental Investigation Agency

WEST PAPUA’S BIG PALM OIL PLANTATIONS RIP-OFF

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 […]

Fin whale dragged ashore for flensing at Hvalfjordur whaling station (c) EIA

ICELAND TO RESUME HUNT OF ENDANGERED FIN WHALES

  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 […]

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JAPANESE WHALING – A TOXIC TALE OF DEATH AND DEVASTATION

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 […]

Forest scene in Muara Tae customary land, slated for conversion (credit: EIA/Tom Johnson)

EIA Reports: THE DEATH OF A FOREST…..MUARA TAE: A Video you will never forget……

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 […]

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CAMPAIGN FORCES AMAZON TO REMOVE ALL WHALE MEAT PRODUCTS FROM JAPAN WEBSITE

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 […]

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‘NONE OF US CAN TAKE OUR FOOT OFF THE GAS WHEN IT COMES TO SAVING TIGERS’

It can be emotionally exhausting when you’re constantly confronted with bad news and the terrible reality of what Mankind is doing to life on this planet, but the outlook’s not always as bleak as it may appear. Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) lead tiger campaigner Debbie Banks discusses glimmers of hope for tiger conservation and stresses […]

Masrani stands on an Ulin stump in the Dayak Benuaq's customary land, cleared by palm oil firm PT Munte Wani Jaya Perkasa last year (credit: EIA/Tom Johnson)

CONSERVATION ON THE FRONT LINE – MUARA TAE’S LAST STAND AGAINST BIG PALM OIL

  MUARA TAE, EAST KALIMANTAN: The fate of a Dayak community deep in the interior of East Kalimantan demonstrates how Indonesia must safeguard the rights of indigenous people if it is to meet ambitious targets to reduce emissions from deforestation. The Dayak Benuaq of Muara Tae, in West Kutai Kabupaten, today face a two-pronged assault […]

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Bush Warriors Photography: Meet Sandesh Kadur, iLCP Photographer of the Month

From behind his camera, Sandesh Kadur sees the world from a very different angle. His passion for wildlife sets him apart and has earned him worldwide respect as one of the most promising photographers and documentary filmmakers of his generation. Through the use of images both still and video, Sandesh exposes the need for conservation […]