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The Siamese rosewood craze: for whom the bell tolls?

Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) UK. In a glamorous hongmu showroom in Shanghai, streams of the bustling crowds slowed down to appreciate sets of exquisitely carved Siamese rosewood furniture. What attracted the potential hongmu consumers and investors, beyond the fine and delicate...
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Routes of Extinction: The corruption and violence destroying Siamese Rosewood in the Mekong.

China’s furniture craze drives Siam rosewood to extinction May 12, 2014 China’s luxury furniture craze steeped in blood & driving Siam rosewood to extinction BANGKOK : Precious Siamese rosewood has been illegally logged to the brink of extinction in the Mekong region to feed a voracious demand...
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First Class Connections. Log Smuggling, Illegal Logging and Corruption in Mozambique . New Report from EIA.

Mozambique loses a fortune to illegal timber exports Corruption in world’s fourth poorest country aids illegal logging & timber smuggling to China LONDON: Weak forest governance and corruption in Mozambique are facilitating illegal logging and timber smuggling to supply China’s voracious demand...
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The Dark Side of Green Growth: Human Rights Impacts of Weak Governance in Indonesia’s Forestry Sector

This 68-page report finds that illegal logging and forest-sector mismanagement resulted in losses to the Indonesian government of more than US$7 billion between 2007 and 2011. Indonesia recently introduced reforms to address some of these concerns and has been touting its forestry policies as a...
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