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Posts Tagged ‘Environmental Investigation Agency’ (5 found)

Myanmar logging ban a major step to forest sector reform

LONDON: The new Government of Myanmar has agreed a temporary national logging ban and a 10-year logging ban in the Pegu Yoma region to give its beleaguered forests breathing space from years of unchecked exploitation […]

August 4, 2016  •  By Environmental Investigation Agency  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Cash from chaos: The Burgeoning Illicit Trade in Timber from Myanmar to China revealed

BEIJING: The conviction and subsequent pardon of 155 Chinese nationals in July for illegal logging in Myanmar threw a spotlight on how massive volumes of timber stolen from the county’s precious frontier forests have been flowing unhindered into China for decades […]

September 17, 2015  •  By Environmental Investigation Agency  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Organized Chaos: The illicit overland timber trade between Burma and China

ImageThe sweep led to the arrest of 155 Chinese nationals who had been recruited from neighbouring Yunnan Province to cross the border to cut trees and transport timber. The case caused diplomatic tensions between Myanmar and China when the Chinese labourers were given life sentences in July. Just a few days later, all were freed under a general presidential pardon […]

September 17, 2015  •  By Environmental Investigation Agency  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar’s Rosewood Crisis

Myanmar's Rosewood CrisisEXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Extremely rapid growth in Chinese imports of ‘redwood’, ‘rosewoods’ or ‘Hongmu’ timbers from Myanmar in the past two years is directly driving increased illegal and unsustainable logging, posing a real threat to governance, the rule of law and the viability Myanmar’s dwindling forests.

EIA research shows that, based on current trends, the two most targeted Hongmu species in Myanmar – tamalan and padauk – could be logged to commercial extinction in as little as three years.

With financial rewards for illegal loggers and timber smugglers dwarfing traditional incomes, and evidence of corruption facilitating illegal business, Myanmar’s domestic controls will be unable to effectively stem illegal trade.

Myanmar urgently needs to engender legal reciprocity from strategic timber trade partners, particularly China, to ensure Myanmar’s forestry and trade laws are respected along its land border […]

July 5, 2014  •  By Environmental Investigation Agency  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Data Corruption: Exposing the True Scale of Logging in Myanmar

EIA DATAThe Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) released a new briefing Data Corruption: Exposing the true scale of logging in Myanmar, scrutinizing official figures on log harvests and timber exports over the past 15 years.

March 26, 2014  •  By Environmental Investigation Agency  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤