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Fighting illegal logging in Peru: The Full Story

Last week, the United States announced it will block timber imports from Peruvian exporter Inversiones La Oroza for up to three years, due to massive amounts of illegal wood in one of their shipments. This historic action follows a verification conducted last year under the Forest Annex of the US-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement, which found […]

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Supporting Honduran Civil Society to Advocate for Improved Forest Governance

Weak governance threatens rich forests Honduras contains substantial timber resources: pine, broadleaf, and mangrove forests cover nearly 50 percent of the country’s land and represent a quarter of Central America’s wildlife-rich forests. The nation is also home to significant stretches of protected areas including the extraordinarily bio-diverse Río Plátano Biosphere, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. […]

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Who will pay for the illegal destruction of the Peruvian Amazon?

Updated July 13, 2016 News broke recently in the Jakarta Post that two Peruvian oil palm plantations located in Peru’s Amazon region of Ucayali, Plantaciones de Pucallpa and Plantaciones de Ucayali, plan to sell land they control in the Peruvian Amazon through a trust services company, La Fiduciaria S.A., despite ongoing prosecutions against these companies […]

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Peruvian Government to London Stock Exchange: Support our actions against United Cacao

Para leer este comunicado en español, haga clic [aquí]. WASHINGTON DC / LIMA —Today, May 24 2016, the national forestry authority in Peru (SERFOR) issued a public statement confirming the illegal operations of United Cacao’s subsidiary in the country, clarifying, once again that the company does not have the required environmental approval. Citing large scale […]

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An End to Blood Wood: Musicians and Communities Fight Back

EIA’s new documentary, Instruments of Change: Lessons from the Rainforest, invites you to join Jesse Carmichael and James Valentine of Maroon 5 and Adam Gardner of Guster on their journey to the Guatemalan rainforest, where they learn about the devastating impacts of illegal logging and how local communities are fighting back through sustainable community-based forest […]

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Visit Guatemala with Maroon 5 through Virtual Reality

By Maggie Dewane, EIA Press Officer Last fall when I met with tech pros who boasted about the coming boom of virtual reality, or VR, I skeptically assumed it would be another piece of trendy, flashy technology, limited in its actual use and distribution. Fast forward a few months and I’ve just had my first […]