Tag: china-forests

 Illegal wood in PNSD and Yavarí Tapiche
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Shipping Industry: Where There is a Will There is a Way

66 Containers of Stolen Illegal Timber Return to Mozambique Washington, DC.— On May 16th, 66 containers of logs that had been illegally harvested and shipped out of Mozambique returned to Pemba, some of them having sailed home on a journey of 20,000 kilometers. While positive outcomes to international illegal timber trafficking sagas are rare, this […]

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Dutch Authorities Stop Chinese Plywood Import

Washington D.C. – As of this week, the Dutch competent authority has ordered the company Sakol Nederland B.V. (“Sakol”) to cease importing in violation of the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR) a tropical face plywood product from Jiangsu High Hope Arser Co. Ltd. (“Arser”). Arser is one of the largest plywood exporters in China. This […]

 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 […]