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Fight wildlife crime together – sign the wildlife pledge!

  At EIA, we were thrilled to hear the remarks of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the need for renewed international efforts to combat wildlife crime. It has been 12 years since the United Nations first recognised wildlife crime as a form of serious transnational organised crime, deserving of a commensurate organised enforcement […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

RSPO fails to act as Muara Tae is destroyed

International body’s credibility called into question LONDON: The credibility of the international Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has been called into question over its failure to act against a company bulldozing ancestral forests and perpetrating human rights abuses in Indonesia. First Resources Ltd has submitted documents to the RSPO falsely claiming that its subsidiary […]

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