In February of this year, EIA published a report on the illegal smuggling of timber from Mozambique to China entitled First Class Connections: Log Smuggling, Illegal Logging and Corruption in Mozambique, highlighting the role of Chinese traders in facilitating the illegal flow of stolen timber.
At the upcoming 22nd Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) meeting in Vienna, we have been invited to speak on the issue of wildlife and forest crime together with WWF in a session hosted by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Download our joint briefing with WWF and TRAFFIC to CCPCJ here
EIA campaigners are in Vienna for a meeting of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ), which begins on Monday (April 22). EIA and others will be pushing for it to expand the work of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime to address illicit trafficking in protected species of wild fauna and flora
China Timber & Wood Products Distribution Association (CTWPDA) was critical of EIA’s report, questioning the data and approaches used in reaching our findings. It further expressed its opposition to the adoption of any of EIA’s recommendations by the Chinese Government. We have in turn responded to the allegations
Faith Doherty, was at the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in London to present a formal address as part of the Interactive Market Dialogue on the Indonesian Legal Timber and the European Union Timber Regulation, at the invitation of His Excellency T.M. Hamzah Thayeb, Indonesian Ambassador to the UK