Tag: investigation

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Exposed: The Gambia’s Blood Wood Trafficking

Washington, DC – The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA)’s new report, Cashing-In On Chaos, conclusively establishes links between timber trafficking controlled by Senegalese armed rebels; the decade-long smuggling of an estimated 1.6 million trees from Senegal to The Gambia; and the illegal re-export of the disappearing rosewood trees to China, in violation of the Convention on […]

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EIA looks forward to the release of an uncensored rosewood investigative report by the Ghanaian government

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER Washington D.C. —The committee tasked by the Ghanaian government to investigate evidence on illegal rosewood reportedly presented its findings to the Ghanaian Minister for Lands and Natural Resources on January 6th of this year. EIA invites the government to share publicly the long-awaited report, uncensored, and including all supporting evidence gathered […]

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Condenando El Bosque

Bogotá, Colombia. Un nuevo informe de investigación de Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), Condenando el Bosque, revela el modus operandi utilizado por traficantes para comercializar madera con permisos comprados en el mercado negro, incluyendo especies protegidas como el cedro; y detalla cómo intermediarios aprovechan vacíos legales para lavar madera y escapar cualquier responsabilidad legal, dejando que […]

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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Toxic Trade: Forest Crime in Gabon and the Republic of Congo and Contamination of the US Market

Washington, DC – A new report from the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) – Toxic Trade: Forest Crime in Gabon and the Republic of Congo and the Contamination of the US Market – documents how illegally extracted African timber emerges as “eco-friendly”-marketed products in America, deceiving unsuspecting US consumers. During a 4-year undercover investigation, EIA uncovered […]

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 […]