Nature in Africa is stunning. Cultural diversity is unparalleled. However in many regions across the continent, African people and ecosystems have suffered from unjust and persistent plunder, driven in many instances by Asian, European and North American demand. EIA collaborates closely with local partners and communities to stop environmental crime such as illegal logging and wildlife trafficking, and leverages global markets and transnational treaties for transformational change. While exposing the crucial role of international trade through investigations and data analysis, we are working with our partners to implement solutions that protect biodiversity and improve the rights and livelihoods of citizens.


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Traffickers at the Starting Blocks

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

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

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.


Failing the Forest

This report presents new findings from eight years of EIA investigation into the timber supply chains that connect crimes in the Congo Basin forests to consumers in the United States.