Tag: timber

 Illegal wood in PNSD and Yavarí Tapiche
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Indigenous Peoples Sue Peruvian Government over Re-opening Logging in Forest Reserves as COVID-19 Spreads in the Amazon

Lima, July 23, 2020 –The Regional Organization of Indigenous Peoples of the East (ORPIO) in the Peruvian State of Loreto has filed a lawsuit stating that the regional government would violate Peru’s constitution by restarting logging in the midst of the pandemic in forests that are home to indigenous peoples living in voluntary isolation. The […]

 Illegal wood in PNSD and Yavarí Tapiche
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Sea Change in Sight in the Fight Against Global Forest Crimes

Major Shipping Company Announces Moratorium on Transporting African Timber Washington, DC – The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) welcomes significant measures announced today by the Compagnie Maritime d’Affrètement-Compagnie Générale Maritime (CMA-CGM), the fourth largest shipping line in the world, including a total moratorium on the transport of wood from The Gambia, as well as the creation […]

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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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Better Late Than Never: 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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EIA Welcomes China’s New Law to Ban Illegal Timber

Some of the best news for biodiversity in 2020? Washington D.C — In an encouraging move with the potential to create transformative market change, China recently amended its Forest Law to include a nationwide ban on buying, transporting, and/or processing illegally sourced timber, as well as an added focus on traceability. As the world’s largest […]

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ANNOUNCE A ZERO EXPORT QUOTA NOW

Washington, DC– The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) recently released Mukula Cartel, an investigation into Zambian timber trafficking networks allegedly involving high-level politicians, including President Edgar Lungu and his daughter Tasila. Since its publication, the report has received widespread attention from Zambian citizens and international media. While high-ranking officials dismissed EIA’s report, they nevertheless reaffirmed their […]