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Mukulagate

The Network of Institutional Patronage Behind Forest Looting While the coronavirus pandemic rages on, ravaging Zambia’s economy and crippling its citizens’ lives, new findings by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) show that illegal exploitation and trade in mukula (Pterocarpus tinctorius) persists unabated, benefitting a small number of well-connected and wealthy individuals. A probing undercover investigation […]

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China’s New Approach in Updated Forest Law Could Support Pandemic-Fighting Needs

Washington D.C. — The world is now focused on fighting a common enemy: COVID-19. For most of us, this is an unprecedented moment of global struggle. The first hit nation, China, has seemingly emerged from the most difficult stage and is forging ahead with some measures to address drivers of pandemic risks. Notably, following indications […]

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China Delivers Double-Punch to Pandemic

The world is now focused on fighting a common enemy: COVID-19. For most of us, this is an unprecedented moment of global struggle. The first hit nation, China, has seemingly emerged from the most difficult stage and is forging ahead with exceptional measures to address the root causes of the pandemic. Notably, upon learning that […]

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Preventing Illicit Trade In Nigeria’s Endangered Plant Species

Preventing Illicit Trade In Nigeria’s Endangered Plant Species Africa Program Coordinator, Kidan Araya’s speech transcript at the Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA). Thank you again to HEDA for inviting me to speak today. In the spirit of keeping today’s discussion an exchange of ideas between Nigerian stakeholders and in full acknowledgement that I am […]

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New global protection measures for threatened rosewood trees start this week

CITES decisions need to translate into action on the ground A number of threatened tree species have been given a new lease on life. At its 18th Conference of the Parties (CoP18) in August 2019, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) granted protection to several species – […]