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EIA’s ‘Rosewood Racket’ Report Prompts International Probe into Nigeria-China Timber Trafficking

PR_Rosewood_Crisis_Acknowledged WASHINGTON, DC – This week, in response to the dire rosewood crisis in West Africa and particularly in Nigeria, the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) informed its 183 member countries of exceptional control measures. From now on, all “kosso” rosewood permits issued by […]

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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Historic Endangered Timber Smuggling Case Revealed Between Nigeria and China

WASHINGTON, DC – One of the largest timber smuggling operations in history is revealed today by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) in a report that shows how over 1.4 million illegal rosewood logs from Nigeria, worth US$300 million, were laundered into China. Multiple independent sources told EIA undercover investigators that over US$1 million was paid […]

Hong Kong Customs displays 82.5kg of rhino horns from South Africa and destined for Malaysia. Photo: ISD
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New CITES Regulations to Combat Multi-Billion Dollar Illegal Trade of Precious Woods

In an historic move, 183 governments gathered in South Africa adopted a number of new measures to regulate the global rosewood trade. JOHANNESBURG — The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) adopted new regulations that will subject approximately 80 percent of the multi-billion dollar global trade in precious rosewoods to stricter regulation and […]

<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>
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West African Forestry Leaders Take Historic Action to Fight Illegal Rosewood Trade

BISSAU, GUINEA-BISSAU—For the first time, representatives from 11 West African countries have agreed to take action aimed at curbing illegal rosewood logging and associated trade in the region. At the first international conference ever held in Guinea-Bissau, deputies from Economic Community of Western African States (ECOWAS) member countries Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, […]