ROGUE TRADERS: The Murky Business of Merbau Timber Smuggling in Indonesia

Five years ago EIA/Telapak released The Last Frontier report, exposing massive smuggling of merbau logs from Papua in Indonesia to China. The scale was breathtaking, with cargo ships carrying about 300,000 cubic metres of merbau logs a month to feed China’s wood processing industry. In response the Indonesian government of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono launched […]

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CDM Panel calls for investigation over Carbon Market Scandal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A coalition of environmental NGOs today said that the UN Executive Board has to follow up on the CDM Panel’s recommendation for a thorough investigation to adequately address fundamental flaws in Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) rules that incentivize production and issuance of phony carbon credits. The coalition is demanding strong and immediate […]

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TTF Welcome EU Move To Ban Illegal Timber

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The TTF has welcomed impending EU legislation to ban illegal timber entering the EU market. Currently it is not against the law to sell timber in the EU that was chopped down illegally in its country of origin. Representatives of Commission, Council and Parliament have agreed the text for the EU Due Diligence […]

Hong Kong Customs displays 82.5kg of rhino horns from South Africa and destined for Malaysia. Photo: ISD
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Landmark Legislation’s Anniversary Highlights Strong Need for Continued Efforts to Curb Illegal Logging

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Marking the amended Lacey Act’s two-year anniversary, US Senator Ron Wyden and IUS Congressman Earl Blumenauer today praised the landmark legislation for protecting the environment, leveling the playing field for honest businesses and halting the egregious practice of illegal logging. The celebratory event, jointly hosted by WWF and the Environmental Investigative Agency (EIA), […]