ELAW E-Bulletin Archive

  • 25 July, 2014

    ELAW Bulletin
    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 Bulletin
    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

    ELAW Bulletin
    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

    ELAW Bulletin
    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 Bulletin
    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 Bulletin
    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.

  • 09 June, 2014

    ELAW Bulletin
    Holbox Island The proposed "Ensenada" development, which threatened the stunning landscape and rich fisheries of Quintana Roo's Holbox Island, has been shelved. Alejandra Serrano and her colleagues at the Mexican Center for Environmental Law have worked since 2012 to protect islanders from this out-sized tourism scheme.

  • 06 June, 2014

    ELAW Bulletin
    "I never intended to become a lawyer," Fernando told me. As a child, Fernando read a marine mammal encyclopedia and dreamed of becoming a marine biologist. His father persuaded him that law was a practical tool and besides, Mexico City was far from the ocean...

  • 02 June, 2014

    ELAW Bulletin
    China faces enormous environmental challenges. Ashley White, contract attorney, is helping the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW) reach out to new partners in China to build the worldwide corps of grassroots advocates.

  • 22 May, 2014

    ELAW Bulletin
    The Grasberg mine, one of the world's largest gold mines, is located near Tembagapura, West Papua. The mine displaced the Amungme people in 1973. Since then, local rivers and springs used for drinking water have been contaminated and the mine has destroyed the top of a mountain the Amungme hold sacred.

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