Photo of a blue supply truck in Mali surrounded by workers and logs from all sides
Press Release

Poached Timber: Rosewood Crisis in Mali and Unprecedented Opportunity for a Regional Solution

Washington, DC – As the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is deliberating about a regional trade ban that would end what is arguably the most brazen violation of the Convention, a new investigation from the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) shows how the illegal and […]


Poached Timber

    Since 2018, Mali has suffered two military coups, while the country has become one of the largest suppliers of rosewood to China, through the export of Pterocarpus erinaceus – commonly identified as “kosso,” “keno,” or “bois de vêne,” a species the trade of which is regulated by the Convention on International Trade in […]

Press Release

Une convention internationale s’attaque au plus grand commerce illicite de bois de rose

Une convention internationale s’attaque au plus grand trafic d’espèces sauvages au monde : le commerce illicite de bois de rose. Washington, D.C. – L’Agence d’investigation environnementale (EIA) salue la décision sans précédent prise par le Comité Permanent De La Convention sur le commerce international des espèces de faune et de flore sauvages menacées d’extinction (CITES) de mettre […]


Defending Forests and People in Court: The Zambia Case

In December 2019, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) released a groundbreaking report about one of the most egregious timber trafficking systems exposed on the African continent. The report centers on Zambia and the illegal trade of  the rosewood species commonly identified as “mukula” (Pterocarpus tinctorius), despite its protection by the the international convention on endangered […]