Moment of Truth: Promise or Peril for the Amazon as Peru Confronts its Illegal Timber Trade

8 Feb 2018


EIA’s new report describes important advances since 2012 in Peru’s fight against illegal logging, timber laundering, and its associated international trade – as well as the backlash against these new approaches.

The evidence of persistent illegal logging, systemic corruption, laundering, and illegal timber in Peru’s exports remains overwhelming. While the U.S. has begun to crack down on illegal Peruvian timber, major importing countries like China and Mexico are turning a blind eye.

See also Destination China: a companion briefing to Moment of Truth