Research by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) reveals that recently published Government of Myanmar data on log harvests and timber exports during the past 15 years reveals significantly lower than reported global trade in Myanmar logs, suggesting rampant criminality and corruption in the sector.
A joint briefing by EIA, WWF and TRAFFIC for the 22nd Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ). This session is an important opportunity to build on the UN’s acknowledgement that wildlife and forest crime is serious transnational organised crime
A briefing to the 16th meeting of the Conference of Parties (CoP16) to the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). Over the years, our direct engagement with active environmental offenders has yielded rich insights into their attitudes and perceptions
Comments on the 6th draft of the Vietnamese Timber and Timber Product Legality Definition, highlighting concerns that the Legality Definition fails to provide assurances that timber imported into Vietnam has been legally harvested and traded in the countries of origin
A report on the illegal flow of timber from Mozambique to China featuring detailed case studies, specific examples of corruption and the collusion of senior Mozambique politicians with Chinese timber exporters. This is costing the fourth least-developed country in the world tens of millions in lost taxes annually
China the world’s second biggest economy, is effectively standing on the sidelines as its growth devastates forests in a trade worth billions of dollars a year. This report reveals that China is now the single largest international consumer of illegal timber, importing wood stolen by organised criminal syndicates