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Reports: Illegal Logging

Testing the Law

A report highlighting the criminal activities of an oil palm plantation company operating in Kalimantan, Indonesia, and the failures of various levels of government to properly investigate and prosecute.       Download Testing the Law in Indonesian here. Read the original dossier submitted to the Indonesian authorities, in English and in Indonesian.  

Clear-Cut Exploitation

A report about how international investors and REDD+ donors profit from deforestation in West Papua.     Download Indonesian language version of Clear-Cut Exploitation here.

Rosewood Robbery

A briefing on illegal and unsustainable rosewood logging, the major threat to Thailand’s limited remaining forests, which calls on the Thai Government to unilaterally list domestic rosewood species on CITES Appendix III in 2012 with a zero quota, and to work with rosewood range states to list key Asian rosewood species on CITES Appendix II […]

Hard Evidence of Continued Import of Illegal Timber from Malaysia to Japan

Briefing about how Japan is falling behind other major consuming markets in its efforts to halt trade in illegally sourced wood and how, of five consumer countries studied, it had the highest proportion of imports of probable illegal source and the highest per-capita consumption of illegal wood. Read the Japanese language version of the briefing […]

The Bali Declaration Ten Years On

A briefing for the Asia Pacific Forestry Week meeting in China from November 7-11, 2011 which reviews the progress made by the European Union and US in agreeing new regulations to prohibit illegal logged timber, describes efforts to curb illegal logging and discusses further action required.

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