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How China can help save the Amazon via the leather trade

Aside from Brazil itself, there is perhaps no other country with as great an opportunity to help prevent this deforestation than China, Brazil’s biggest customer for the two agricultural commodities that are the main drivers of deforestation: soy and cattle.

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European Parliament Biomass RED Vote Reaction Statement

The European parliament today passed a new amendment on biomass that establishes a phase down of harmful subsidies for the burning of whole trees – the type of woody biomass that has the most negative impact on climate and forest biodiversity – for energy. But the devil is in the details. The parliament didn’t set […]

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Raw Intelligence: TBNI

Big Money, Big Cheating: Keeping Profits High and Hidden in the Gabonese Logging Industry   Raw Intelligence Series – #3 TBNI The managers of the company Transport Bois Négoce International (TBNI) know how to make big money off logging the Congo Basin forest while keeping their profit hidden from Gabonese authorities. Yet their methods remain […]

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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 […]