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Antique furniture like this Ming era Ta couch in the Shanghai Museum has inspired thousands of 'hongmu' copies among China's rich - and the demand is devouring forests across Southeast Asia. Photo: Gisling via Wikimedia Commons.

The rosewood massacre - China must act

Zuzana Burivalova

23rd July 2014

Surging Chinese demand for rosewood used in 'hongmu' furniture is ruining forests across southern Asia, writes Zuzana Burivalova. As demand surges, China must impose stricter regulations and harsher punishments or the forests may never recover. more...
A potential customers at a show of 'hongmu' luxury items made from Siamese rosewood. Photo: EIA.

Steeped in blood - China's trade in Siamese rosewood

The Ecologist

12th May 2014

Precious Siamese rosewood has been illegally logged to the brink of extinction in the Mekong region to feed a voracious demand for luxury furniture in China which leaves a bloody trail of death, violence and corruption in its wake. more...

Poaching - the cheetahs of the Serengeti face extinction

By Verity Largo

16th November 2013

Wildlife crime is a multi-million dollar globalised business, ranked fourth in transnational crime in the world, with an international network sprawling across continents. Verity Largo reports from Tanzania ... more...

UK Government fails to take wildlife crime seriously

April 24th, 2013

by Simon Pope

Simon Pope, Director of Campaigns and Communications for the World Society for the Protection of Animals, questions why the UK government is so far behind other global powers when it comes to tackling the illegal wildlife trade. more...
Illegal logging in Russia

Siberian tigers under threat as 'timber mafia' devastate Russian forests

Sebastian Strangio

11th May, 2011

Criminal gangs are increasingly smuggling Russian timber into China for manufacture into baby cribs, picture frames and toilet seats sold in the west. Those trying to thwart them face violence and corruption. Sebastian Strangio reports from Vladivostok more...
Environmental Investigation Agency

Environmental Investigation Agency: meet the original eco spooks

Matilda Lee

18th January, 2011

The EIA has been at the forefront of investigative campaigning for over 25 years, tackling the illegal wildlife trade, timber trafficking and ozone-depleting CFCs. Matilda Lee gets a debriefing more...
E-waste

Criminal gangs cash in on thriving illegal e-waste trade

Matilda Lee

2nd December, 2010

The Environment Agency and Interpol are being forced to tackle the growing trade in electrical waste to stop our unwanted TVs, computers and refrigerators falling into the wrong hands more...
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Somalia used as toxic dumping ground

Chris Milton

1st March, 2009

Pirates ruled Somalia’s waves last year, but a greater crime is still being perpetrated by the multinational companies using the mainland as a toxic dumping ground. Chris Milton reports more...

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