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"Authorized Plunder": Report on Illegal Logging in Guinea Bissau

A new report by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), Authorized Plunder, documents how the sale of 180,000 rosewood logs in Guinea-Bissau, enabled by the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), is fueled by high-level corruption and pushed by influential Chinese traffickers as well as by the Guinean government's need to reimburse a default loan to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Read more

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Rosewood stockpile in Guinea Bissau