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<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 […]

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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 […]

<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>

Mapiripán: Between Water and Oil Palm

    Oil palm expansion in Colombia 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 […]

Transparency and Accountability, Tree by Tree: Peru

EIA has created a briefing to provide an overview of Peru’s Agency for Supervision of Forest Resources and Wildlife (OSINFOR), an autonomous government entity with sanctioning powers that has conducted thousands of field inspections of logging operations since 2009. OSINFOR’s contribution to increasing forest oversight and supply chain transparency offers a unique model with lessons […]

Failure to Enforce Environmental Obligations of Peru FTA

Today the Environmental Investigation Agency released a briefing that highlights a significant deficit in implementation and enforcement within the U.S.-Peru Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and its Annex on Forest Sector Governance. Illegal logging in Peru and the associated trade remains a serious and unabated problem. In 2007, in response to the crisis of illegal logging […]