Tag: china-forests

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La fin du racket du bois rose en Afrique de l’Ouest annoncée aujourd’hui

Washington, DC – L’Agence d’investigation environnementale (EIA) salue l’annonce faite aujourd’hui de suspendre immédiatement le commerce international de l’espèce de bois rose, Pterocarpus erinaceus en provenance d’Afrique de l’Ouest dans le cadre de la Convention sur le commerce international des espèces de faune et de flore sauvages menacées d’extinction (CITES). Cette décision historique d’interdire le […]

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The End of the Rosewood Racket in West Africa Announced Today

Washington, DC – The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) commends today’s announcement to immediately suspend international trade in Pterocarpus erinaceus from West Africa under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The historic move to ban trade in what has become the world’s most trafficked wildlife commodity applies to […]

Photo of a blue supply truck in Mali surrounded by workers and logs from all sides
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Bois Braconné: Crise du bois rose au Mali et opportunité unique pour une solution régionale

Washington, DC – Alors que le Secrétariat de la Convention sur le commerce international des espèces de faune et de flore sauvages menacées d’extinction (CITES) délibère sur une interdiction du commerce régional qui mettrait fin à ce qui est sans doute la violation la plus éhontée de la Convention, une nouvelle enquête de l’Agence d’Investigation […]

Photo of a blue supply truck in Mali surrounded by workers and logs from all sides
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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 […]

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US-China Pledge to Ban Imports Emanating from Illegal Deforestation: No Time for A Mirage

US-China Pledge to Ban Imports Emanating from Illegal Deforestation: No Time for A Mirage London/Washington, D.C. – The 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Glasgow brought renewed attention to fighting deforestation and forest degradation. On November 10, 2021, China and […]

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The Lie Behind the Ply

European Consumers of Tropical Plywood have been the Unwitting Drivers of Threatened Forest Degradation Washington, D.C.— In an unprecedented investigation that connects threatened forests of Solomon Islands, China’s timber manufacturing hubs, and European importers, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA-US) reveals today that several European companies appear to have imported thousands of tons of tropical-faced plywood, […]