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- 20 August, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Status of Crimea's Natural Reserves Uncertain Eugene, OR, August 20, 2014 -- Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide partners in Ukraine are concerned about the fate of protected natural areas in Crimea. "The status of Charivna Havan National Park, Yalta Mountain Forest Reserve, Cape Martyan Reserve, and three other natural reserves are uncertain," says Olena Kravchenko, Executive Director of Environment-People-Law, based in Lviv, Ukraine.
- 18 August, 2014
The Nicaraguan government has revealed the route for a canal it plans to build across the country with help from a Hong Kong-based company.
The proposed canal would stretch 173 miles, about three times the length of the Panama Canal. It would originate at Punta Gorda in the Caribbean, pass through Lake Nicaragua, and end at Brito, a port on the Pacific Ocean.
- 13 August, 2014
Last weekend, Live Mint & Wall Street Journal celebrated the work of three ELAW partners -- Norma and Claude Alvares at the Goa Foundation and Ritwick Dutta at the Legal Initiative for Forest and Environment (LIFE). This dynamic trio and other inspired advocates in India co-hosted our 2012 ELAW Annual Meeting.
- 30 July, 2014
Proposed large-scale mining is raising concerns among residents of remote communities in Ecuador. Copper mining is underway, new mines are proposed, and citizens fear their voices will not be heard.
- 25 July, 2014
Mangroves play a critical role buffering coastal communities against flooding and storms and provide habitat for thousands of species of birds and marine animals. Recent evidence suggests that mangroves sequester carbon very effectively and healthy mangroves could help protect our climate.
- 23 July, 2014
ELAW Board Member and mining expert Glenn Miller traveled to Panama and Honduras last week to collaborate with ELAW partners at the Environmental Advocacy Center (Centro de Incidencia Ambiental, CIAM) and the Environmental Law Institute (Instituto de Derecho Ambiental de Honduras, IDAMHO) to protect communities and the environment from mining industry abuses.
- 11 July, 2014
The Goat Islands, adjoining mangroves and at least one fish sanctuary in the Portland Bight Protected Area may be destroyed to make way for a mega trans-shipment port, proposed by the international contractor China Harbour Engineering Company. Diana McCaulay, CEO of the Jamaica Environment Trust, writes: "ELAW is helping us with legal research to build the arguments for our Access to Information case, to get critical information on the benefits of this proposal to Jamaica.
- 03 July, 2014
With generous support from the Ford Foundation, ELAW partnered with Greenwatch in Uganda to host a workshop for lawyers from Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania. The aim was to help young lawyers gain the skills they need to defend the rights of communities threatened by extractive industries.
- 25 June, 2014
ELAW partners in India have sent good news! The Chennai Bench of the National Green Tribunal has shelved plans for a private airport in Kerala that threatened key wetlands.
- 19 June, 2014
ELAW Staff Scientist Heidi Weiskel recently traveled to Haiti to help partners at L'Association Haitienne de Droit de l'Environnement (AHDEN) work with communities in and around Caracol, one of the towns near a new marine protected area (MPA), Les Trois Baies.