Senior Forest Campaigner

Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA)

London
Competitive

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: environmental policy & campaigning, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Monday, 15th July 2019  


Senior Forest Campaigner

About us

We investigate and campaign against environmental crime and abuse.

Our undercover investigations expose transnational wildlife crime, with a focus on elephants and tigers, and forest crimes such as illegal logging and deforestation for cash crops like palm oil. We work to safeguard global marine ecosystems by addressing the threats posed by plastic pollution, bycatch and commercial exploitation of whales, dolphins and porpoises. Finally, we reduce the impact of climate change by campaigning to eliminate powerful refrigerant greenhouse gases, exposing related illicit trade and improving energy efficiency in the cooling sector.

About role

EIA’s Forest Campaign seeks to protect the worlds remaining tropical forests by reducing deforestation caused by illegal logging and the associated trade in illegal timber, and large-scale conversion to non-forest/other uses. The overall purpose of the campaign is to curb illegal logging and trade in illicit timber by closing major markets to imports of illegally sourced timber, and wood products, and curb forest conversion for plantations by closing major markets to commodities produced through deforestation. Addressing forest governance that include core issues such as corruption, crime and human rights are part of the solutions provided by EIA. As Senior Forest Campaigner you will be central to the successful operation of the Forest Campaign and in successfully achieving its targets.

Salary

Competitive

Deadline for applications

15th July 2019

Please see attached person specification and job description below.


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