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Undercover and on the trail of China’s stolen timber

  Most of the Forest Team from London are in Beijing this week to launch our new report Appetite for Destruction: China’s trade in illegal timber. Are you aware of how big China’s need for logs and timber actually is?  Last year China imported at least 18.5 million cubic metres of illegal logs and sawn […]

Double your money for our tiger work in the Big Give!

  It’s almost mid-November, the nights have drawn in and, with Christmas just around the corner, the charity appeal season is well under way.   As the competition for funding becomes ever greater, charity supporters are feeling their finances being stretched, particularly at this expensive time of year – which is why we think that […]

China: Top buyer of illegal timber drives deforestation

BEIJING: China, emergent superpower and the world’s second biggest economy, is effectively standing on the sidelines as its exponential growth devastates forests in a trade worth billions of dollars a year. In the new report Appetite for Destruction: China’s Trade in Illegal Timber, launched today in Beijing, the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) reveals that […]

Appetite for Destruction: China’s Trade in Illegal Timber

A report examining the extent and impacts of China’s voracious consumption of timber, featuring several case studies from countries whose forests are being severely depleted, and calling on the Chinese Government to act swiftly and decisively in strengthening its enforcement and ensuring illegal timber is barred from its markets.           Download the […]

Double your donation to our tiger campaign for free!

  With The Big Give Christmas Challenge kicking off tomorrow at 10am, you have the opportunity to double your donation to EIA’s Tiger Campaign for free! Anything you donate to us via The Big Give will be matched by an external fund, thereby essentially doubling your contribution to us.   From 10am   Thursday December […]

Australia moves to outlaw stolen timber from its markets

Australia’s Parliament has today (November 19, 2012) voted in new legislation banning stolen timber from its markets. The new laws were five years in the making and require all importers to carry out mandatory due diligence on timber and timber products sourced from overseas. Penalties for those found guilty of importing illegal logged timber include […]

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