The World Resources Institute has written an informative article about tips on how to remain in compliance of the Lacey Act. The article discusses the Gibson Guitar raid, as well as other cases relating to the Lacey Act, and what you can do to make sure you are operating within the law. We urge you to read it, in order to stay informed on these issues.
Please take a moment to view the updated EIA Overview Video. This 3-minute video explains what the Environmental Investigation Agency does, and how our campaign successes have helped to positively impact the environment. Updated in this video is our Combined Federal Campaign number (if you are a federal worker, please consider donating to EIA, #26610!), as well as The New Yorker Magazine article featuring EIA.
Check out this interview with Toby Smith, a photographer that accompanied EIA on one of our Madagascar trips. He helped to get us amazing footage, as well as document illegal logging. EIA intends to use Toby’s pictures and video to prosecute those responsible for creating the international market outside of Madagascar.
Our Lacey Act Animation has now been translated into Spanish! This short and simple video gives an easy to follow overview of the Lacey Act and illegal logging. It takes the viewer through the journey of how an ordinary wood coffee table gets from the forest, into your living room. You may be surprised by what you learn about illegal logging, and how it may affect the furniture in your home!
And, if you don’t speak Spanish, feel free to watch the English version!