Campaign Focus Areas
- 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.
- "Open Door" to Traffickers - An EIA/AVG briefing about Malagasy rosewoods, ebonies and palisanders for CITES SC69
"Open Door" to Traffickers - An EIA/AVG briefing about Malagasy rosewoods, ebonies and palisanders for CITES SC69
EIA/AVG concur with Madagascar that “much remains to be done” in the implementation of the CITES action plan on Malagasy ebonies (Diospyros spp.), palisanders and rosewoods (Dalbergia spp.).
On April 2nd, 2014, Sri Lankan customs officials announced the seizure of 420 metric tons (3,669 logs) of rosewood.
- Historic Sentence for Largest Wildlife Crime in Recent History
Trader smuggled 50 million dollars’ worth of rosewood into Singapore, expects jail
- Singapore releases 30,000 logs of illegal Malagasy rosewood
Judge neglects Singapore’s treaty obligations under CITES A judge in Singapore has dismissed the case against an importer, Mr. Wong Wee Keong and his company Kong Hoo, for bringing in nearly 30,000 logs of allegedly illegal Malagasy rosewood…
- From Bad to Worse: Armand Marozafy’s Request for Parole Rejected
Armand Marozafy, an environmental activist and the Chairman of the Steering and Supporting Committee of the Protected Areas in the Masoala region, was thrown into jail on April 27, 2015, and on August 26, was rejected parole by the court of Toamasina...
- NGOs Denounce Illegal Rosewood Traffic in Madagascar’s Protected Areas
While the Malagasy environmental activist Armand Marozafy was denied his request for parole this very day, Isabelle Autissier, Françis Hallé, Thierry Lhermitte, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, and Alexander von Bismarck appear...
- Madagascar’s Forests Falling to Illegal Loggers and Government Inaction
Madagascar’s unparalleled National Parks, which are also UNESCO World Heritage sites, are being infiltrated and destroyed by illegal loggers. The livelihoods of many Malagasy citizens and the wildlife that depend on these resources are being systematically plundered...
- The Ongoing Illegal Logging Crisis In Madagascar
- Kenyan Port Officials Seize Madagascar Rosewood Worth US$12 Million
Kenyan authorities seized 34 containers of illegally-sourced rosewood from Madagascar at the port of Mombasa yesterday, the largest ever recorded seizure of its kind. Information obtained by the Environmental Investigation Agency...