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Illegal logging in the Russian Far East is of particular concern because the forests are home to the last 450 wild Siberian tigers. The Lumber Liquidators case was investigated jointly by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Homeland Security Investigations and prosecuted by the Department of Justice under the name “Operation Oakenshield.”
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The Rosewood Racket

  The results of a two-year investigation by EIA, The Rosewood Racket details the journey of illegal African rosewood, also known as “kosso,” from the remote forests of Nigeria beset by illegal logging to luxury furniture boutiques in China, despite protections placed on this threatened tree species by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered […]

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Beluga Whales in Cook Inlet, Alaska

Last week the EIA team was in Alaska to gather footage for an upcoming short film about the critically endangered Cook Inlet beluga whales. Given the total population is only about 350 individuals, the team was very lucky to enjoy many beluga sightings during their visit. In the past, the Cook Inlet population numbered about […]

Hong Kong Customs displays 82.5kg of rhino horns from South Africa and destined for Malaysia. Photo: ISD
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New York Ivory Crush

On August 3, 2017, New York state destroyed nearly two tons of ivory in Central Park at the state’s first ivory crush. New York is the first state to crush ivory, which follows two US government crushes of six tons in 2013 and nearly one ton in 2015. New York passed an ivory trade ban […]

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The ‘S’ Files

  The first in an EIA series of short films, Ghost Trucks reveals that Holzindustrie Schweighofer, the largest timber company in Romania, is still receiving illegal wood, more than one year after EIA first exposed the company of accepting and incentivizing illegally harvested timber. Un-Natural Parks, the second in EIA’s ‘S’ Files series, shows that […]

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The ‘S’ Files, Case #3: Depot Deception

The latest in EIA’s video series, The ‘S’ Files, Depot Deception shows that Holzindustrie Schweighofer, one of the largest timber companies in Europe, appears to be systematically laundering logs through real and fictitious logging depots to obscure the timber’s forest origins.