Tag: forests

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ANNOUNCE A ZERO EXPORT QUOTA NOW

Washington, DC– The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) recently released Mukula Cartel, an investigation into Zambian timber trafficking networks allegedly involving high-level politicians, including President Edgar Lungu and his daughter Tasila. Since its publication, the report has received widespread attention from Zambian citizens and international media. While high-ranking officials dismissed EIA’s report, they nevertheless reaffirmed their […]

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Mukula Cartel

Washington DC – A new report by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), Mukula Cartel, exposes how associates connected to Zambian President Edgar Lungu, including his daughter Tasila Lungu, onetime resident of the United States of America, are reportedly involved in the plunder of valuable, increasingly scarce, mukula rosewood trees; and hence the destruction of Zambia’s […]

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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 […]

Rolando Navarro
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EIA Supports Investigative Efforts into Ghana’s Illicit Rosewood Trade and Commits to Enhance Publicly Available Rosewood Data

Washington, DC – The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA)’s report BAN-BOOZLED: How Corruption and Collusion Fuel Illegal Rosewood Trade in Ghana, released a month ago, has generated much-needed discussion among journalists, activists, academics, and officials both in Ghana and internationally. EIA welcomes the two investigations that have been recently launched in Ghana, and EIA plans to […]

<p>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.”</p>
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High Hopes for Global Wildlife Treaty to Defeat African Tree Poaching

As representatives from over 180 countries meet in Geneva for the 18th Conference of the Parties (CoP18) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), EIA releases a new report documenting the highly destructive trade in “mukula” wood from Central and Southern Africa. Asian timber trafficking networks have […]