Tag: west-africa

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 […]

Red Alert

Executive Summary The rosewood crisis has been devastating West African forests and the livelihoods of its people for almost a decade. Illegal and unsustainable trade in Pterocarpus erinaceus (P. erinaceus) has persisted despite the listing on Appendix III and then II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora […]

Tainted Timber, Tarnished Temples

  Read the Report – Decouvrez le rapport According to the Centre pour l’Environnement et le Développement (CED) and the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA)’s unprecedented investigation, a group of Vietnamese companies operating in Cameroon have been at the heart of the booming illegal timber trade between Cameroon and Vietnam. In just a few years, Vietnam […]


Bois Volé, Temples Souillés

  Decouvrez le rapport – Read the Report Une enquête inédite menée par le Centre pour l’Environnement et le Développement (CED) et l’EIA (Environmental Investigation Agency) a permis de révéler qu’un groupe de sociétés vietnamiennes opérant au Cameroun est au cœur de l’essor du commerce illégal du bois entre le Cameroun et le Vietnam. En […]