The Switzer Network, a foundation that is dedicated and committed to supporting environmental leadership, recently did an interview with EIA’s Director of Forest Campaigns, Andrea Johnson. The video gives an insightful look at the work EIA does, and why and how we are working to fight illegal logging. Illegal logging decimates the world’s forests, releases massive carbon monoxide reserves, and destroys the lives of animals and communities. Please take the time to watch the video above, and to learn more about our Forests for the World Campaign, click here!
Click here to read EIA and Telapak’s new report that identifies kingpins in Indonesia’s illegal undercover timber trade.
Undercover investigations by EIA/Telapak in the past year followed the illicit merbau trade in China and Singapore, as well as Surabaya, Makassar and Papua in Indonesia. Merbau is a valuable hardwood used to make flooring, furniture and doors. Within Indonesia, almost all merbau trees are found in Papua in the east of the country. Papua’s forests form part of the last significant tract of intact tropical forests in the Asia-Pacific region. About a quarter of Papua’s forests have gone in the past 12 years. To learn more about these issues and to see what EIA uncovered during their undercover investigations, read the report, and read the press release.
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This photo was taken March 2001 in Nepal, India. It is a seizure of Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) chemicals. CFCs are are man-made chemical compounds used as refrigerants, cleaning solvents, aerosol propellants, and blowing agents for foam packaging in many commercial applications. CFCs are harmful to our environment because they break down in the stratosphere, where the sun’s UV waves are more intense. The UV-induced breakdown releases free, highly reactive chlorine and bromine atoms from the CFCs. EIA has been working hard to eliminate the use of CFCs, as well as other harmful chemical substances. Click here to learn more about EIA’s global climate campaign.