Tag: timber

Traffickers at the Starting Blocks

Consequences of a Premature Lifting of the Zero Export Quota for Pterocarpus erinaceus in Sierra Leone and its Impacts on Neighboring Countries

EIA investigations support concerns raised regarding Ghana and Sierra Leone's attempts to reopen trade in an endangered species of rosewood. Evidence indicates that lifting the zero export quota in Sierra Leone would have consequences far beyond its borders.

Embarcando Florestas

Milhões de toneladas de madeira ilegal de Moçambique, incluindo madeira de conflito, são exportadas para a China para móveis de luxo

A investigação plurianual da Agência de Investigação Ambiental (EIA) em Moçambique indica que o comércio de madeira, impulsionado por milhões de dólares em exportações anuais para a China, viola a proibição de exportação de toros ao mesmo tempo que financia insurgentes violentos na província de Cabo Delgado.

Shipping the Forest

Millions of Tons of Illegal Timber from Mozambique, Including Conflict Timber, are Exported to China for Luxury Furniture

EIA’s multi-year investigation reveals how the timber trade between Mozambique and China, reliant upon major global shipping lines, finances violent insurgents and violates log export bans.

A person holds a long piece of wood, surrounded by piles of more logs
Press Release

Millions of tons in illegal logs shipped from Mozambique to China

Some of this trade finances insurgency in the Cabo Delgado province

A multi-year investigation indicates that the laundering of illegal and conflict timber from Mozambique is made possible by systemic corrupt practices in the timber sector, while transport to China relies on insufficient due diligence from global shipping lines.