Environmental Investigation Agency | Land Portal
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EIA

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EIA’s investigations are a trademark of our work around the world, but we tackle environmental crime and defend the natural world strategically, operating in a number of different ways.

Our findings are combined with scientific documentation and representation at international conventions, creating the hard-hitting campaigns which have earned us a global reputation.

Investigations

Diligent, carefully planned undercover investigations are at the heart of EIA’s work, going out to the frontlines of environmental crime and returning with the credible intelligence and persuasive imagery necessary to confirm the findings of our preliminary research and tip-offs in the field.

The more complex and potentially dangerous cases see investigators setting up false front companies and well-researched fake identities, allowing them to infiltrate potentially criminal organisations and get close to the key individuals suspected of involvement.

Campaigning

The evidence sourced in the field is used by EIA to raise awareness and to advocate meaningful change and policy reforms, lobbying those in power and producing authoritative reports and compelling short films.

We also identify and advocate solutions to the problems we expose, a major focus of which is the role played by consumer demand for products harming the environment, from illegal logging to supermarket refrigeration.

Cooperation

EIA works closely with a number of other organisations, developing close partnerships with local NGOs around the world as well as engaging with wildlife and customs enforcement agencies at international and national levels; for example, we provide hard intelligence to Interpol and the World Customs Organisation, while our bespoke training films on illegal trades are used by enforcement agencies worldwide.

Environmental Investigation Agency Resources

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Library Resource
Serial Offender: Vietnam’s continued imports of illegal Cambodian timber
Rapports et recherches
décembre, 2018
Cambodge, Viet Nam

Vietnam, which has a long history of theft of timber from neighbouring Laos and Cambodia, recently initialled a timber trade agreement with the European Union. This will see Vietnam implement legislation to address imports of illegally harvested or traded timber, in return for timber exports to the EU being deemed to comply with the requirements of the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR).

Library Resource

Contrabando, Corte Ilegal de Madeira e Corrupção em Moçambique

Rapports et recherches
mars, 2016
Mozambique

Este relatório apresenta os dados detalhados de um trabalho feito por investigadores da EIA em Moçambique e apontando as discrepâncias dos dados do comércio de madeira, este relatório providencia provas convincentes sobre como a demanda insaciável da China por madeira está diretamente conduzindo ao corte ilegal e ao contrabando de madeira em Moçambique, roubando deste país empobrecido recursos significantes.

Library Resource
Rapports et recherches
septembre, 2015
Myanmar

STATE OF MYANMAR’S FORESTS...
BRIEF HISTORY OF THE MYANMAR-CHINA...
OVERLAND TIMBER TRADE...
EIA INVESTIGATIONS...
CHINA’S ROLE....."For at least two decades,
timber extracted from Myanmar’s precious frontier forests
in highly destructive logging operations has been flowing
into China unhindered. It is an illicit business worth hundreds
of millions of dollars a year, making it one of the single
largest bilateral flows of illegal timber in the world.
From the outside looking in, the cross-border trade

Library Resource
Rapports et recherches
décembre, 2014
Cambodge, Laos, Myanmar, Thaïlande, Viet Nam

A report revealing how Siamese rosewood has been illegally logged to the brink of extinction in the Mekong region to feed the demand for luxury hongmu furniture in China.

Library Resource
Rapports et recherches
octobre, 2014
Myanmar

... This paper attempts to analyse the key aspects of reforms required to ‘democratise’ Myanmar's timber trade, and the political–economic interests contributing or obstructing reform. The main aim of this paper is to assess the prospects for reform of Myanmar's timber sector in light of theemerging FLEGT process, and to apply a political ecological analysis to the ways in which the political–economic power balance will determine the outcomes.

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