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Raw Intelligence: GOCA

Hiding Behind Pledges of Good Intentions: How the Association of Overseas Chinese Serves to Cover Up Forest Crimes in Gabon Raw Intelligence Series – #5 Gabon Overseas Chinese Association Some criminals and their enablers hide behind anonymity and secrecy. Others – like Mr. Pierre Lu – choose to hide in plain sight, as shown in […]

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Raw Intelligence: Hua Jia

“You Pay, They Work For You”: How Timber Companies Buy Out Gabonese Officials To Turn a Blind Eye to Forest Crimes Raw Intelligence Series – #4 Hua Jia You have to pay to get out of trouble, convince public officials to do favors for you, and maximize your reward. The timber industry in Gabon relies […]

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Intelligence Brute: Hua Jia

« Vous payez, ils travaillent pour vous »: comment les sociétés forestières payent chaque mois les fonctionnaires au Gabon pour qu’ils ferment les yeux sur leurs crimes forestiers Série Intelligence Brute : Hua Jia Vous devez payer pour vous sortir du pétrin, convaincre les fonctionnaires de vous faire des faveurs et maximiser vos bénéfices. L’industrie […]

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Toxic Timber Intercepted in Belgium

Belgian authorities announced on Saturday that they have temporarily blocked timber from Gabon in the Port of Antwerp, due to concerns of illegality. The importer is now under investigation for suspected violations of the European Timber Regulation, which prohibits the import of illegal wood into the European market. The timber has been identified as padouk, […]

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Intelligence Brute: TBNI

Gros argent, grosse arnaque : maintenir des revenus élevés et cachés dans l’industrie forestière gabonaise Série Intelligence Brute – TBNI n ° 3 Les dirigeants de la société Transport Bois Négoce International (TBNI) savent comment gagner beaucoup d’argent en exploitant les forêts du Bassin du Congo, tout en gardant leurs bénéfices bien cachés aux yeux […]

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Raw Intelligence: WCTS

“One Cannot Survive Going By the Rules”: How Colossal Overharvesting and Money Laundering Became the Standard in the Forests of Gabon EIA Raw Intelligence Series – #2 WCTS Their peers in the Gabonese timber industry call them one of the most lawless companies operating in the country. In this second installment of EIA’s Raw Intelligence […]