Three men involved in running a major international ivory smuggling syndicate have been captured following enforcement action by China Customs Anti-Smuggling Bureau. The trio were first exposed in the July 2017 report The Shuidong Connection: Exposing the global hub of the illegal ivory trade
The latest report from the Independent Forest Monitoring Network in Indonesia (JPIK) – The Loss of Our Forest and Peatland – reveals systematic and extensive encroachment, as well as illegal logging, within Sebangau National Park that reaches far into the park’s rehabilitation zone and wilderness zone
A year after the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) exposed how corrupt Government officials and military personnel in Vietnam are complicit in smuggling huge quantities of illegal timber from Cambodia, new investigations reveal the industrial-scale theft continues
Determining that stand-alone laws in the EU and USA to combat illegal timber trade can be used in concert, EIA reported the US distributors of two of the UK’s largest luxury yacht manufacturers to the US Department of Justice after investigations revealed Burmese teak traded in breach of EU rules entered supply chains.