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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

Seizing the Moment: How Ghana Can End the Destruction of the Illegal Rosewood Trade Now
07/21/2020
As exports and imports worldwide are estimated to be at their lowest levels in four years due to the impact of COVID-19, Ghana, a key epicenter of the rosewood trade in West Africa, is no exception to this trend.
Civil Society Statement on the Weakening of Institutions and Governance in the Forest Sector
03/13/2020
Civil Society Statement on the Weakening of Institutions and Governance in the Forest Sector

Recent Reports

Cashing-In On Chaos
06/03/2020
Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA)’s three-year investigation into the Senegal-Gambia-China rosewood traffic uncovered unprecedented evidence on a series of major forest crimes.
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.

Recent Press Releases

Relief in the Forest
08/17/2020
Cameroon Government Backtracks on the Ebo Forest
Amazon in Emergency
08/13/2020
Through a public letter addressed to the President of Peru, Martin Vizcarra, more than a hundred organizations of Peruvian and international civil society ask for the implementation of urgent and immediate measures, in view of the deaths of hundreds of indigenous people from the Amazon due to COVID-19, and to start the dialogue demanded by the national indigenous organization AIDESEP more than a month ago.

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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