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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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Peru Announces Improved Measures to Stop Illegal Timber Trade

Topic also a priority this week in bilateral meetings with US on the margins of APEC Summit WASHINGTON, D.C./LIMA—This month the Peruvian government committed to significantly improve measures to stop illegal logging and associated trade in its timber sector. Key elements of the announced package include: amending export documentation requirements to improve traceability of all […]

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U.S. Government Report Confirms Imports of Illegal Timber from Peru

Timber Verification Findings Corroborate Years of Evidence of a Persistent Pattern of Illicit Trade  Para leer en español haga click aquí. WASHINGTON, D.C./LIMA—In a report released yesterday by the U.S. government, Peruvian timber imported to the United States in January 2015 has been identified as largely illegally sourced, offering the latest example of illicit timber trafficking […]

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Poligrow Colombia Ltda., Ordered to Suspend Operations due to Presumed Environmental Infractions

Para leer en espanol haga click aquí. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Colombian environmental authority, CORMACARENA (Corporación para el Desarrollo Sostenible del Área de Manejo Especial la Macarena), has ordered oil palm company Poligrow Colombia Ltda (Poligrow) to suspend operations due to alleged environmental infractions, and has initiated a sanctioning process against it. Operating out of Mapiripán, […]

Hong Kong Customs displays 82.5kg of rhino horns from South Africa and destined for Malaysia. Photo: ISD
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Illegally deforested Amazon land for sale by oil palm plantation operators in Peru

WASHINGTON, D.C./LIMA – Maps published today confirm that land transferred by two oil palm plantations to a Peruvian trust services company, which is now auctioning off these properties, is located in illegally deforested Amazon rainforest. EIA mapped the properties transferred to the trust to show the scale, location, and corporate connections of the clear-cut Amazon […]

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EIA Issues Statement Following Executed Search Warrant at Global Plywood

To read this release in Spanish, click here. WASHINGTON, D.C.—Yesterday, a search warrant was executed at the premises of Global Plywood and Lumber, a company found to be importing into the United States significant quantities of Amazonian timber declared illegal by the Peruvian government. The warrant was issued on the basis of probable cause that […]

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Are Guitars Today’s Blood Diamonds? Musicians Raise Awareness

Members of Maroon 5, Guster air documentary of Guatemalan rainforest visit with REVERB and the Environmental Investigation Agency to raise awareness of illegal logging’s environmental and human costs and spread support for sustainable alternativesLOS ANGELES – As the summer tour and festival season ramps up, concertgoers may encounter requests to pledge support for a campaign […]