A report documenting how Chinese demand for timber is driving a grossly unsustainable illegal logging and timber smuggling crisis which threatens Mozambique’s forest resources. First Class Crisis reveals that a staggering 93 per cent of logging in Mozambique during 2013 was illegal
Myanmar’s precious rosewood trees face commercial extinction at the hands of China’s multi-billion dollar ‘hongmu’ reproduction furniture boom. If current trends persist unaddressed, the two most targeted hongmu species in Myanmar could be logged to commercial extinction within as little as three years
Precious Siamese rosewood has been illegally logged to the brink of extinction in the Mekong region to feed a voracious demand for luxury furniture in China which leaves a bloody trail of death, violence and corruption in its wake. This report exposes a multi-billion dollar industry fuelled by high level corruption
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.
This report reveals that despite adopting polices to keep it from financing deforestation, the UK bank HSBC is nevertheless a leading financier of the palm oil industry – and provides loans worth hundreds of millions of dollars to some of its worst elements