Tag: forests-and-climate

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EIA Applauds Newly Announced U.S. Bill to Tackle Global Deforestation; Urges Biden-Harris Administration to Support

Washington DC— Senator Brian Schatz revealed plans today to introduce legislation that would put in place import requirements for agricultural commodities associated with illegal deforestation. The bill would oblige companies bringing commodities such as beef, leather, palm oil, soy, and cocoa into the U.S. to know where these goods originated and to ensure they were […]

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“Rosewood Revealed” EIA Offers Transparency to Ghanaian Rosewood Trade

Washington, DC – The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is releasing a new web-based tool that allows Ghanaian citizens to know the quantity and value of illegal rosewood imported into China from Ghana every month. Using data available for the month of September 2019, the Rosewood Revealed webpage shows that over 9,330 tons of rosewood, worth […]

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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Authorized Plunder

Massive Rosewood Sale Backed by Global Wildlife Convention Fuels Forest Crimes in Guinea-Bissau WASHINGTON, DC – A new report by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), Authorized Plunder, documents how the sale of 180,000 rosewood logs in Guinea-Bissau, enabled by the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora […]

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Livestream: Defend the Defenders

Musicians from Maroon 5, Dave Matthews Band and Guster Join Peruvian Indigenous Leaders, Advocate End to Illegal Deforestation of the Amazon Rainforest Washington D.C.— James Valentine (Maroon 5), Stefan Lessard (Dave Matthews Band) and Adam Gardner (Guster) join with Peruvian Indigenous leader Diana Rios for a special event co-hosted by the D.C. Environmental Film Festival […]

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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Groups urge Forest Stewardship Council to cut ties with Austrian timber giant

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a letter directed to the Board of Directors of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), EIA has joined other organizations, including Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth Germany (BUND), and Campact in urging the FSC to follow its expert panel recommendation to disassociate from Holzindustrie Schweighofer. In December 2016, an FSC expert panel […]