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Mozambique loses a fortune to illegal timber exports

Corruption in world’s fourth poorest country aids illegal logging & timber smuggling to China LONDON: Weak forest governance and corruption in Mozambique are facilitating illegal logging and timber smuggling to supply China’s voracious demand, costing the fourth least developed country in the world tens of millions in lost taxes annually. The new report First Class Connections: Log Smuggling, Illegal Logging […]

EIA response to criticisms of Appetite for Destruction

In November 2012, EIA released Appetite for Destruction, a report detailing how China is now the world’s biggest importer and consumer of illegal timber, and exposing Chinese companies involved in securing illegal timber from supplier countries such as Mozambique, Myanmar and many others. The report can be downloaded in English here and in Chinese here. […]

Road to reform & Indonesian Legality Assurance System

Faith Doherty, EIA Forest Team Leader, was yesterday (February 4) at the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in London to present a formal address as part of the  Interactive Market Dialogue on the Indonesian Legal Timber and the European Union Timber Regulation, at the invitation of His Excellency T.M. Hamzah Thayeb, Indonesian Ambassador to […]

History repeating: The illegal trade in rhino horn

Rhino populations are being hammered by poachers, steeping Africa in blood and pushing the species ever-closer to extinction to satisfy the demand for rhino horn in Vietnam and other countries – a demand largely based on the myth of the non-existent medicinal properties of rhino horn. For the record, rhino horn is entirely composed of […]

A coastal paradise marred by harmful plastic debris

Blakeney Marshes, North Norfolk, is a paradise. It is a haven for seals, migrating and breeding birds, shell fish, marsh grasses, shrubs and other vegetation – and has loads of lovely mud and sand! It is simply a huge, gorgeous and vital ecosystem that also provides enormous economic benefit for the local community. A beautiful […]

Act now to safeguard the UK’s National Wildlife Crime Unit

Do you want to take meaningful action to help end wildlife crime? Here’s a simple thing you can do right now in the UK – write to your MP and ask them to sign this Early Day Motion in Parliament calling on the UK Government to finance the country’s National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU). The […]

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