The extraction of timber from Myanmar’s forests is controlled by the Central Government, with many different actors reaping the profits.
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An exhaustive investigation reveals how criminal gangs originating from an obscure town in southern China have come to dominate the smuggling of illegal ivory poached from African elephants. Shuidong town is home to a network of ivory trafficking syndicates whose reach extends to East and West Africa
Corrupt Government officials and military personnel in Vietnam are complicit in smuggling huge quantities of illegal timber from Cambodia, pocketing millions of dollars in bribes from smugglers for their part in allowing hundreds of thousands of cubic metres of logs stolen from Cambodia’s National Parks
A briefing prepared for the 3rd Regional Dialogue on Preventing Illegal Logging and Trade in Siamese Rosewood. Despite some important reforms during 2016, significant risks of ongoing illegitimate trade in CITES-listed rosewood species persist - including for both Siamese rosewood and Burmese rosewood