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Killer cuteness: how YouTube sent an endangered species to the brink of extinction

Professor Anna Nekaris

14th November 2013

There is nothing endearing about the truth behind the 'cute' YouTube videos of Slow Loris, a critically endangered species. Still, video clips of species of conservation concern may have a positive flip side ... more...
Pillage theory

Pillage theory: a blueprint for prosecuting corporations trading in conflict resources

Matilda Lee

20th April, 2012

Timber, diamonds, gold and oil have long been recognised as drivers of war. But companies involved in trading commodities from conflict zones are seldom prosecuted. Isn't it time they were held to account? Matilda Lee reports more...
Environmental Investigation Agency

EIA: 'Anti-corruption activists need help bringing iIlegal loggers to justice'

Faith Doherty

17th April, 2012

The Environmental Investigation Agency's forestry campaigner Faith Doherty welcomes a new report by the World Bank calling for stronger action to stop forestry corruption, but says more support is needed to help activists follow the money trail more...
Illegal timber

UK shamed as appetite for cheap timber sees it top sales of illegal wood

Tom Levitt

23rd February, 2012

The £700 million trade is 'one of the best kept secrets', say campaigners, with consumers largely unaware they are buying illegally felled timber more...
Laos Vietnam timber

Revealed: how the Vietnamese military fuels destruction of Laos' forests

Faith Doherty

28th July, 2011

Undercover filming by the Environmental Investigation Agency has unearthed shocking evidence of military involvement in the illegal timber trade, all to feed western demand for stylish wood products, according to Faith Doherty more...
Illegal logging in Russia

Siberian tigers under threat as 'timber mafia' devastate Russian forests

Sebastian Strangio

11th May, 2011

Criminal gangs are increasingly smuggling Russian timber into China for manufacture into baby cribs, picture frames and toilet seats sold in the west. Those trying to thwart them face violence and corruption. Sebastian Strangio reports from Vladivostok more...
Paul Watson, Sea Shepherd

Sea Shepherd: how we sank the Japanese whaling fleet

Deborah Bassett

21st April, 2011

In an exclusive interview, founder of Sea Shepherd, Captain Paul Watson, talks to Deborah Bassett about the end of Japanese whaling, seal hunting, the politics of extinction, and the 11th hour crisis facing the world's oceans more...
Sumatran forest

7 ways to help stop tropical deforestion & illegal logging

Peter Dauvergne & Jane Lister

11th March, 2011

A store like Walmart can wield more power than a country over a logging company - especially in the global South. But what's good for Walmart is not always good for the planet. Peter Dauvergne & Jane Lister outline 7 key tools for retailers to limit the impacts of timber consumption more...
oil spill

US plans to sue BP will 'not prevent future ecocide'

Tom Levitt

16th December, 2010

US officials say they are determined to 'prevent future devastation' but campaigners say fines alone will not make oil and energy companies change risky behaviour more...
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Defra rejects claims UK legal system is blocking environmental justice

Tom Levitt

22nd October, 2010

Charities and NGOs complain high costs make it almost impossible for them to bring legal challenges against damaging environmental decisions - despite them being in the wider public interest more...

How pirate fishing fuels human exodus from Africa to Europe

Dawn Starin

19th October, 2010

Illegal fishing to feed European demand for seafood is devastating coastal communities in The Gambia and across West Africa - forcing many people to leave their homeland and make a perilous and sometimes deadly voyage to Europe more...
Legal challenge

Activists win historic ruling on 'people's law on the environment'

Tom Levitt

26th August, 2010

Crippling costs of legal action prevents people mounting challenges over environmental damage, finds UN Committee more...

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Climate activists

Scottish climate activists in the dock hope to set legal precedent

Ecologist

14th June, 2010

Climate activists who broke into Aberdeen Airport hope to convince jury their actions were justified in preventing larger crime of runaway climate change more...

Behind the label: talcum powder

Pat Thomas

13th April, 2010

Keeping your baby's bottom soft and dry shouldn't mean exposing it to a potentially harmful and environmentally costly substance more...
Legal challenge

How the legal system is preventing environmental justice

Sarah Lewis-Hammond and Tom Levitt

4th February, 2010

Individuals and local campaign groups are being prevented from challenging environmental damage because of the potentially crippling cost of legal action more...
Pollution

Legal costs review may not help environmental cases

Ecologist

18th January, 2010

Major judicial report may not help NGOs and individuals challenge environmental damage in courts without facing prohibitive financial risk more...
Ghost forest

Deforestation in central London

Laura Sevier

17th November

An installation featuring giant tropical tree stumps in Trafalgar square is designed to symbolise threatened rainforest trees throughout the world more...
Save our seas from pirate fishing

Campaigning against pirate fishing

Laura Sevier

22nd June, 2009

Illegally caught 'dirty' fish threatens local fishermen, consumer health and the future of the world's fisheries. The EJF's Pirate Fishing Campaign is tackling the problem head on more...
Pigs on a farm

Swine flu widower prepares to sue Smithfield

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

The husband of the first woman to die from swine flu in the US is preparing a case against pork producer Smithfield Foods, part-owner of the Mexican farm where the disease is believed to have originated more...
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Tree Thieves

Steve Kemper

7th August, 2008

The environmental disaster that put paid to China's intensive logging spawned an illegal trade in timber that risks global erosion. In their rush to feed the dragon, loggers on both sides of the law can't see the trees for the wood, says Steve Kemper more...
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Percy Schmeiser: the man that took on Monsanto

Edward Goldsmith.

1st May, 2004

For 40 years Percy Schmeiser grew oilseed rape on his farm in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. Usually, he would sow each year’s crop with seeds saved from the previous harvest. In 1998 Monsanto took Schmeiser to court. more...
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A better kind of justice

Nandor Tanczos

13th June, 2000

Nandor Tanczos thinks the modern legal system could learn a lot from traditional ideas of justice, such as those of the Maori people more...
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Pirate politics

Kate Eshelby

1st February 2007

Overfishing along West Africa’s coast is endangering fish stocks and livelihoods, but local fishermen are not to blame. more...

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