Tag: china-forests

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“Rosewood Revealed” EIA Offers Transparency to Ghanaian Rosewood Trade

Washington, DC – The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is releasing a new web-based tool that allows Ghanaian citizens to know the quantity and value of illegal rosewood imported into China from Ghana every month. Using data available for the month of September 2019, the Rosewood Revealed webpage shows that over 9,330 tons of rosewood, worth […]

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EIA Supports Investigative Efforts into Ghana’s Illicit Rosewood Trade and Commits to Enhance Publicly Available Rosewood Data

Washington, DC – The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA)’s report BAN-BOOZLED: How Corruption and Collusion Fuel Illegal Rosewood Trade in Ghana, released a month ago, has generated much-needed discussion among journalists, activists, academics, and officials both in Ghana and internationally. EIA welcomes the two investigations that have been recently launched in Ghana, and EIA plans to […]

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Global Wildlife Conference Provides Hope for Disappearing Trees and Stronger Controls Against Illegal Timber Trade

GENEVA – Amid weeks marked by devastating fires throughout many of the world’s forests, consensus emerged at the global wildlife conference in Geneva on the need to protect trees threatened by international trade. At the 18th meeting (CoP18) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), representatives from 183 […]

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.”
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Authorized Plunder

Massive Rosewood Sale Backed by Global Wildlife Convention Fuels Forest Crimes in Guinea-Bissau WASHINGTON, DC – A new report by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), Authorized Plunder, documents how the sale of 180,000 rosewood logs in Guinea-Bissau, enabled by the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora […]