China - Forests
Campaign Focus Areas
- African Log Bans Matter
Investments by Chinese companies in Africa’s forest sector have boomed in recent years, often playing a significant role in national economies, rural communities and stimulating technological transfer, especially related to timber processing. Unfortunately, the win-win vision developed by Chinese and African governments is undermined by certain businessmen who are taking a radically different approach.
- Destino China: resumen complementario al informe Momento de la Verdad
El reciente informe de EIA, El Momento de la Verdad mostró que la ilegalidad y el fraude son generalizados en todo el sector maderero peruano, y que una gran parte de la madera talada ilegalmente se exporta a decenas de países. En “Destino China: resumen complementario al informe Momento de la Verdad”, EIA parte de los mismos datos y análisis para destacar el mayor mercado de destino para las exportaciones de madera ilegal de Perú: China.
- Destination China: a companion briefing to Moment of Truth
EIA’s recent report, Moment of Truth, showed that illegality and fraud is pervasive throughout the Peruvian timber sector, and that a great deal of the illegally harvested and traded wood is exported to dozens of countries. In “Destination China: a Companion Briefing to Moment of Truth,” EIA draws on the same data and analysis to highlight the largest destination market for Peru’s illegal timber exports: China.
- EIA’s ‘Rosewood Racket’ Report Prompts International Probe into Nigeria-China Timber Trafficking
This week, in response to the dire rosewood crisis in West Africa and particularly in Nigeria, the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) informed its 183 member countries of exceptional control measures.
- Fighting Forest Crime: CITES takes action against illegal rosewood trade
At its 69th meeting, the Standing Committee (SC69) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) took important steps to curb the destructive illegal trade in rosewoods from Africa.
On April 2nd, 2014, Sri Lankan customs officials announced the seizure of 420 metric tons (3,669 logs) of rosewood.
- The Rosewood Racket
The results of a two-year investigation by EIA, The Rosewood Racket details the journey of illegal African rosewood, also known as “kosso,” from the remote forests of Nigeria beset by illegal logging to luxury furniture boutiques in China, despite protections placed on this threatened tree species by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
- Historic Endangered Timber Smuggling Case Revealed Between Nigeria and China
One of the largest timber smuggling operations in history is revealed today by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) in a report that shows how over 1.4 million illegal rosewood logs from Nigeria, worth US$300 million, were laundered into China.
- Forest Liquidators & Timber Smugglers: The Full Story
EIA summarizes the federal case against Lumber Liquidators for violating the U.S. Lacey Act.
- Avoiding Illegal Timber in China: Due Diligence Recommendations
A new EIA investigation shows that many Japanese companies are not conducting due diligence to avoid sourcing illegal wood products in China. Due diligence is key...