Latest News

Tanzania’s Elephants Fall to Corrupt Officials, Chinese Gangs

LONDON, UK, November 6, 2014 (ENS) – Chinese-led criminal syndicates are conspiring with corrupt Tanzanian officials to traffic huge amounts of ivory, a trade that has caused half of Tanzania’s elephants to be poached in the past five years, alleges a new study released today by the nonprofit Environmental Investigation Agency. […]

Murchison Falls
Latest News

Protected Areas Failing Earth’s Vulnerable Animals, Plants

NEW YORK, New York, November 5, 2014 (ENS) – The Wildlife Conservation Society, which manages New York City’s zoos and aquarium plus 200 million acres of protected lands around the world, today sounded the alarm that the world’s protected areas are not fully protecting the imperiled animals and plants within their borders due to lack of funding and political commitment. […]

Latest News

False Greenhouse Gas Claims Cost Hyundai, Kia US$100 Million

WASHINGTON, DC, November 4, 2014 (ENS) – South Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia will pay the largest fine in U.S. Clean Air Act history because close to 1.2 million vehicles they sold will emit 4.75 million metric tons more greenhouse gases than the companies certified to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. […]

Land Use/Forests

Swiss Publisher Defies Malaysian Threats Against ‘Money Logging’

BASEL, Switzerland, November 3, 2014 (ENS) – Swiss publisher Bergli Books announced today that, as planned, it will publish Lukas Straumann’s book, “Money Logging: On the Trail of the Asian Timber Mafia,” despite demands to withhold publication by a law firm representing the billionaire governor of the Malaysian state of Sarawak, Abdul Taib, whose activities are detailed in the book. […]