Tag: forests

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Alerta: El Gobierno Peruano retrocede en la lucha contra la Tala Ilegal

LIMA, PERÚ — Mientras el Organismo de Supervisión de los Recursos Forestales y de Fauna Silvestre (Osinfor) continúa identificando la extracción y comercio de madera ilegal en el Perú y difundiendo información clave que obliga a otras autoridades a reconocer la grave situación de ilegalidad en el sector forestal peruano y a tomar acciones, el […]

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 […]

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No Compensation for Timber Traffickers

Download the Press Release Path Cleared Towards Better Forest Governance in Madagascar Sochi (Russian Federation) – The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) welcomes the unanimous rejection of the proposed payoff * mechanism to Malagasy rosewood traffickers, agreed upon by the governing body of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES Standing Committee) at its […]

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Global Wildlife Treaty Put to Test by Growing Organized Forest Crime

Washington, D.C. – At an international meeting in early October, the members of the Standing Committee (SC) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) will make critical decisions impacting the fight against organized criminal networks and their growing hold on the world’s forest resources. In two new reports, the Environmental Investigation Agency […]