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- 05 December, 2013
ELAW is thrilled to be releasing a new publication, "Natural Resource Contracts: A Practical Guide," which will help grassroots advocates around the world understand these agreements and advocate for stronger environmental, social, and fiscal provisions.
- 18 November, 2013
Minerva Rosette is an environmental engineer with the Southeast office of Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental (CEMDA, Mexican Center for Environmental Law). We are collaborating with Minerva to protect communities and coastlines on the Yucatán Peninsula.
- 13 November, 2013
ELAW partner and Goldman Prize winner Rizwana Hasan at the Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association has worked tirelessly to protect the human rights of ship breakers and safeguard fragile beaches.
- 06 November, 2013
An op-ed by ELAW partner Ritwick Dutta was recently published in The Hindu. Ritwick describes how the National Green Tribunal is transforming the way environmental decisions are being made in India.
- 30 October, 2013
ELAW eBulletin Waterways in south central Siberia's Altai-Sayan Ecoregion are threatened by abandoned and proposed mining operations, and hydropower projects. This remote area, rich in biodiversity, sits at the junction of the mountains of Russia's Siberian taiga, the steppes of Kazakhstan, and the semi-deserts of Mongolia.
- 17 October, 2013
ELAW eBulletin The Peruvian Amazon is threatened by oil and gas operations, palm oil plantations, and artisanal gold mining. ELAW Staff Scientist Meche Lu was in Iquitos last week, the largest city in the Peruvian rainforest.
- 10 October, 2013
ELAW eBulletin The City of Cape Town is running out of places to put trash, so it proposed building a massive landfill in nearby Atlantis. Concerned about the potential impact of the massive landfill, local residents called on ELAW partners at the Legal Resources Centre for help.
- 02 October, 2013
ELAW eBulletin Kenyan attorney Benedette Mutuku and Tanzanian attorney Adolf Runyoro arrived in Eugene on Monday. These ELAW Fellows will work closely with the ELAW team to strengthen their organizations and tap legal and scientific resources.
- 27 September, 2013
ELAW eBulletin We look forward to welcoming ELAW Fellow Laura Palmese on Sunday. Laura is a public interest environmental attorney at Instituto de Derecho Ambiental de Honduras (IDAMHO, Environmental Law Institute). ELAW has worked with IDAMHO for many years to protect the Mesoamerican Reef and challenge short-sighted tourism development.
- 19 September, 2013
ELAW eBulletin Cancun is a poster child for coastal development gone awry, but nearby ecosystems can still be saved. ELAW Staff Scientist Heidi Weiskel was in Quintana Roo last week, collaborating with ELAW partners at the Southeast office of Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental (Mexican Environmental Law Center). CEMDA is working hard to protect marine and coastal ecosystems from short-sighted development schemes.