Tag: timber

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La fin du racket du bois rose en Afrique de l’Ouest annoncée aujourd’hui

Washington, DC – L’Agence d’investigation environnementale (EIA) salue l’annonce faite aujourd’hui de suspendre immédiatement le commerce international de l’espèce de bois rose, Pterocarpus erinaceus en provenance d’Afrique de l’Ouest dans le cadre de la Convention sur le commerce international des espèces de faune et de flore sauvages menacées d’extinction (CITES). Cette décision historique d’interdire le […]

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The End of the Rosewood Racket in West Africa Announced Today

Washington, DC – The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) commends today’s announcement to immediately suspend international trade in Pterocarpus erinaceus from West Africa under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The historic move to ban trade in what has become the world’s most trafficked wildlife commodity applies to […]

Photo of a blue supply truck in Mali surrounded by workers and logs from all sides
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Bois Braconné: Crise du bois rose au Mali et opportunité unique pour une solution régionale

Washington, DC – Alors que le Secrétariat de la Convention sur le commerce international des espèces de faune et de flore sauvages menacées d’extinction (CITES) délibère sur une interdiction du commerce régional qui mettrait fin à ce qui est sans doute la violation la plus éhontée de la Convention, une nouvelle enquête de l’Agence d’Investigation […]

Photo of a blue supply truck in Mali surrounded by workers and logs from all sides
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Poached Timber: Rosewood Crisis in Mali and Unprecedented Opportunity for a Regional Solution

Washington, DC – As the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is deliberating about a regional trade ban that would end what is arguably the most brazen violation of the Convention, a new investigation from the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) shows how the illegal and […]

Poached Timber

    Since 2018, Mali has suffered two military coups, while the country has become one of the largest suppliers of rosewood to China, through the export of Pterocarpus erinaceus – commonly identified as “kosso,” “keno,” or “bois de vêne,” a species the trade of which is regulated by the Convention on International Trade in […]