Illegal Logging and Trade of Madagascar’s Precious Woods

First hand field and undercover footage from Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) shows the illegal logging crisis that hit Madagascar’s national parks since early 2009, and how the illegal wood is turned into luxury furniture and other goods in China, Europe and the US.


Rapport d’enquête sur le commerce mondial des bois précieux malgaches : bois de rose, ébène et palis

En juin 2009, Madagascar National Parks (MNP) a chargé Global Witness et l’EIA (Environmental Investigation Agency) d’enquêter sur les flux de bois précieux récolté illégalement dans les parcs nationaux de la Région SAVA, à Madagascar, ainsi qu’autour de ces parcs. Ce commerce illicite d’espèces rares et à forte valeur telles que l’ébène, le bois de […]

<p>Illegal logging in the Russian Far East is of particular concern because the forests are home to the last 450 wild Siberian tigers. The Lumber Liquidators case was investigated jointly by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Homeland Security Investigations and prosecuted by the Department of Justice under the name “Operation Oakenshield.”</p>

Investigation Into the Global Trade in Malagasy Precious Woods: Rosewood, Ebony and Pallisander

In June 2009, Madagascar National Parks (MNP) with an official mandate of the Ministry of the Environment and Forests contracted Global Witness and the Environmental Investi-gation Agency (EIA) to investigate and monitor the flow of illegally harvested precious wood from the national parks and surrounding areas of Madagascar’s SAVA Region. For the full report, click […]

Press Release

Trade in Illegal Wood Uncovered

JAPAN – Consumer demand for expensive rosewood furniture and musical instruments in China and elsewhere is the primary driver of an ecologically devastating trade in illegal timber, according to a report published today by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and Global Witness. The report, launched at the 10th Conference of Parties of the Convention on […]