Africa

Nature in Africa is stunning. Cultural diversity is unparalleled. However in many regions across the continent, African people and ecosystems have suffered from unjust and persistent plunder, driven in many instances by Asian, European and North American demand. EIA collaborates closely with local partners and communities to stop environmental crime such as illegal logging and wildlife trafficking, and leverages global markets and transnational treaties for transformational change. While exposing the crucial role of international trade through investigations and data analysis, we are working with our partners to implement solutions that protect biodiversity and improve the rights and livelihoods of citizens.

 

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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 […]

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Une convention internationale s’attaque au plus grand commerce illicite de bois de rose

Une convention internationale s’attaque au plus grand trafic d’espèces sauvages au monde : le commerce illicite de bois de rose. Washington, D.C. – L’Agence d’investigation environnementale (EIA) salue la décision sans précédent prise par le Comité Permanent De La Convention sur le commerce international des espèces de faune et de flore sauvages menacées d’extinction (CITES) de mettre […]

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Defending Forests and People in Court: The Zambia Case

In December 2019, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) released a groundbreaking report about one of the most egregious timber trafficking systems exposed on the African continent. The report centers on Zambia and the illegal trade of  the rosewood species commonly identified as “mukula” (Pterocarpus tinctorius), despite its protection by the the international convention on endangered […]

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International Convention Cracks Down on World’s Largest Illicit Rosewood Trade

International Convention Cracks Down on World’s Largest Wildlife Traffic – Illicit Rosewood Trade Washington, D.C. – The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) commends the unprecedented decision taken by the Standing Committee of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to stop the illegal and unsustainable multi billion dollar illegal […]

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The good, the bad and the ugly

EIA campaigners present their detailed analysis on the decisions made at the recent CITES Standing Committee gathering in Lyon, France. EIA’s UK and US Wildlife Teams were at the 74th Meeting of the Standing Committee (SC74) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), in Lyon, 7-11 March 2022. The meeting was held […]

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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 […]