Tag: latin-america

LETTER: Musicians, Reverb, EIA send letter to Guatemalan President

Inspired by a recent trip to Guatemala with EIA and partner Reverb, Jesse Carmichael and James Valentine of Maroon 5 and Adam Gardner of Guster, have sent a letter to the President of Guatemala, asking him to support one of the world’s leading models of forest management. Forest concessions in northern Guatemala’s biodiverse Maya Biosphere […]

Unedited aerial imagery of deforestation in Peru

This video contains unedited aerial video of the giant cacao plantation called Cacao del Peru Norte. Learn more: eia-global.org/blog/united-cacao-linked-companies-ordered-to-stop-operations-by-peruvian-author

LETTER: EIA joins coalition calling for action in Latin America for palm oil traders

Spurred by the recent murder of Guatemalan environmental and human rights defender Rigoberto Lima Choc, a coalition of twelve global human rights and environmental organizations yesterday alerted the world’s biggest palm oil traders of the gross violations of human rights occurring in the palm oil sector in Mesoamerica. The coalition has issued a letter calling […]

<p>Illegal logging in the Russian Far East is of particular concern because the forests are home to the last 450 wild Siberian tigers. The Lumber Liquidators case was investigated jointly by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Homeland Security Investigations and prosecuted by the Department of Justice under the name “Operation Oakenshield.”</p>

DECLARATION: Declaration of Regulatory Emergency on Oil Palm (English translation)

The expansion of oil palm in the Peruvian Amazon is threat to both the rights of indigenous peoples and the forests on which they depend. EIA revealed the details and irregularities of oil palm plantations in the Peruvian Amazon owned by Grupo Melka and Grupo Romero in the investigative report, Deforestation by Definition, yet weak […]

LETTER: Environmental and Human Rights Groups Submit Letter to Colombian President

On September 15, EIA and a coalition of environmental and human rights groups submitted a letter to the president of Colombia, Juan Santos, to express concern regarding the irregular accumulation of lands in Mapiripán, Meta for the purpose of oil palm expansion, and to request you take immediate action to protect land claimants whose lives […]


Mapiripán: Between Water and Oil Palm

  In collaboration with the Colombian human rights non-profit La Comisión Intereclesial de Justicia y Paz, EIA invites you to learn about the devastating impact that the growing palm oil sector in Colombia has had on the local communities of Mapiripan, Colombia. This brief documentary, “Between Water and Oil Palm,” shows evidence that Italian-owned palm […]