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Global Wildlife Conference Provides Hope for Disappearing Trees and Stronger Controls Against Illegal Timber Trade

GENEVA – Amid weeks marked by devastating fires throughout many of the world’s forests, consensus emerged at the global wildlife conference in Geneva on the need to protect trees threatened by international trade. At the 18th meeting (CoP18) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), representatives from 183 […]

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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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From Bad to Worse: Armand Marozafy’s Request for Parole Rejected

To read this release in French, click here. MADAGASCAR — Armand Marozafy, an environmental activist and the Chairman of the Steering and Supporting Committee of the Protected Areas in the Masoala region, was thrown into jail on April 27, 2015, and on August 26, was rejected parole by the court of Toamasina. While Armand Marozafy […]

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NGOs Denounce Illegal Rosewood Traffic in Madagascar’s Protected Areas

NGOs and Public Personalities Denounce Illegal Rosewood Traffic in Madagascar’s Protected Areas Following Violence to Environmental ActivistsTo read this release in French, click here. MADAGASCAR—While the Malagasy environmental activist Armand Marozafy was denied his request for parole this very day, Isabelle Autissier, Françis Hallé, Thierry Lhermitte, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, and Alexander von Bismarck appear together in a […]

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Kenyan Port Officials Seize Madagascar Rosewood Worth US$12 Million

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Kenyan authorities seized 34 containers of illegally-sourced rosewood from Madagascar at the port of Mombasa yesterday, the largest ever recorded seizure of its kind. Information obtained by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and shared with Kenyan Wildlife Service indicates that the containers carrying the illicit logs, stolen from Madagascar’s unique forests, were […]

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Madagascar’s transitional president threatens to sell illegal wood worth $5 billion

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President of the High Transitional Authority of Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina, is expected to schedule a vote on an internal decree on Wednesday, October 2, to illegally sell the African nation’s rosewood and ebony stockpiles, according to information leaked to the Environmental Investigation Agency. Local sources indicate that proceeds from the stockpile sale, […]