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EIA Forest Campaign at CITES CoP18

Follow EIA's Wildlife Campaign at the 18th meeting of the CITES Conference of the Parties as our campaigners work to ensure protections for some of the world's most at-risk wildlife populations.

August 17, 2019

Deputy Director of Forest Campaigns Susanne Breitkopf gives an update on EIA's forest priorities on Day 1 of CITES Cop18.



August 20, 2019

Malawi Forestry Advisor Clement Chilima talks Malawi's proposal to add African Mukula rosewood to CITES Appendix II to protect it from the illegal logging that is endangering the species in the range states and robbing locals of both the trees and economic potential.



Malawi Forestry Advisor Clement Chilima talks about Malawi's national tree, Mulanje cedar, and the need to protect it from further destruction. Chilima is at CITES CoP18 proposing Mulanje be added to Appendix II to help end the illegal logging and export of the species the country has worked so hard to restore after rampant plundering of the forests.



August 28, 2019

Susanne Breitkopf gives an update on on the last day of CITES Cop18, detailing the many successes trees have had at the convention. Watch the video below and read the press release here.



Malawi Forestry Advisor Clement Chilima celebrates the success of listing Malawi's Mulanje cedar and Mukula rosewood on Appendix II of CITES, and emphasizes the need for enforcement.

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Recent Blog Posts

New global protection measures for threatened rosewood trees start this week
11/25/2019
A number of threatened tree species have been given a new lease on life. At its 18th Conference of the Parties (CoP18) in August 2019, CITES granted protection to several species – adding them to Appendix II of the binding global wildlife treaty. Ninety days after the decisions were taken in Geneva, the listings for mukula and mulanje cedar are now coming into effect.
Raw Intelligence: GOCA
10/18/2019
Mr. Lu is the Secretary of the Association of Overseas Chinese in Gabon and a leading figure in the Forest Union of the Asian Industry in Gabon (UFIAG). He doesn’t miss an opportunity to publicly defend Chinese logging companies in Gabon, and to assert that these entrepreneurs operate with the best of intentions.

Recent Reports

Mukula Cartel
12/05/2019
In Zambia the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) found that a handful of very high profile figures have apparently orchestrated and facilitated massive trafficking operations for years that are driving mukula rosewood trees to the edge of commercial extinction, devastating vulnerable forests and threatening communities’ livelihoods.
EIA 2018 Impact Report
09/09/2019
In 2018 the Environmental Investigation Agency continued to confront the greatest environmental threats facing the world today. The EIA team pursued, documented and exposed the activities of syndicates that threaten endangered species, damage the climate and ozone layer, and drive the trade in timber stolen from the world’s most important remaining forests.

Recent Press Releases

ANNOUNCE A ZERO EXPORT QUOTA NOW
12/16/2019
Zambia has at is fingertips an unprecedented opportunity to solve the mukula crisis and stop further forest plunder; will they seize the moment?
Mukula Cartel
12/05/2019
New Report Reveals How President Lungu, His Daughter, and Several Ministers Reportedly Facilitate the Pillaging of Zambia’s Forests

Recent Videos

Mukula Cartel
12/05/2019
In Zambia the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) found that a handful of very high profile figures have apparently orchestrated and facilitated massive trafficking operations for years that are driving mukula rosewood trees to the edge of commercial extinction, devastating vulnerable forests and threatening communities’ livelihoods
Japan’s Ivory Trade Faces Intensifying Opposition at Home and Abroad (Japanese Subtitles)
10/29/2019
Japan’s Ivory Trade Faces Intensifying Opposition at Home and Abroad
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