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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 […]

First Class Connections: Log Smuggling, Illegal Logging and Corruption in Mozambique

A report on the illegal flow of timber from Mozambique to China featuring detailed case studies revealing smuggling techniques, specific examples of corruption and the collusion of senior Mozambique politicians with Chinese timber exporters.   Download the report in Portuguese here.

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 […]

Rogue palm oil firm ordered to stop clearing in Muara Tae

LONDON: The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has upheld a complaint lodged by the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) against a rogue palm oil company and has ordered it to immediately stop clearing customary forests in Indonesian Borneo. Singapore-listed First Resources Ltd must now cease all developments in the concession in Kutaia Barat regency, […]

The Autumn 2012 issue of Investigator is now available

Welcome to the Autumn 2012 issue of EIA’s bi-annual newsletter Investigator, giving you an overview of our key campaign activities during the past six months. This issue features: • an update on our work to pressure internet giant Yahoo! to stop profiting from the slaughter of whales and dolphins; • a report on proceedings at […]

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