The UK is the third largest importer of illegal timber in the world; the global trade in stolen timber is costing producer countries £7.5 billion a year. It is estimated that the UK imports about 3.2 million cubic metres of stolen timber a year, worth about £700 million
A briefing calling upon Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) to acknowledge that environmental crime, including wildlife crime, is a form of serious transnational organised crime and to adopt appropriately stringent measures to tackle it effectively
An environmental crime of almost unimaginable scale continues to unfold across Indonesia. This report exposes how corruption and collusion at all stages of the justice system, from the police and prosecutors to judges, conspires to ensure that the main culprits behind illegal logging in Indonesia remain at liberty
A briefing on serious loopholes in FLEGT VPAs and what needs to be done to close them and prohibit significant volumes of illegal timber from the EU market. FLEGT VPAs are currently the most pro-active and positive initiative in the global effort to stop illegal logging and regulate the trade in illegal timber
The illegal trade in poached skins between India, Nepal and China is the most significant immediate threat to the continued existence of the tiger in the wild. Although the importance of the problem has been recognised and information is readily available, the lucrative illegal trade continues.