Campaign Focus Areas
- No Compensation for Timber Traffickers
The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) welcomes the unanimous rejection of the proposed payoff mechanism to Malagasy rosewood traffickers, agreed upon by the governing body of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES Standing Committee) at its meeting in Sochi.
- Paying Off the Traffickers: A Costly and Dangerous Precedent
The revised “Stockpile Verification Mechanism and Business Plan” (hereafter “Business Plan”) presented by Madagascar to the Standing Committee (SC) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) at its 70th meeting (SC70) fails to resolve serious concerns raised by the Secretariat, by Parties at SC69, and by international experts.
- Pas un de plus: une autre voix pour la forêt réduite au silence à Madagascar
Pas un de plus: une autre voix pour la forêt réduite au silence à Madagascar
- Not One More: Another Activist Silenced by Arrest in Madagascar
Christopher Magnenjiky was arrested for obscure and unjust reasons mid-May 2018
- 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...