Our reports

The Enforcement Imperative

Report on how enforcement measures must be strengthened and implemented as a matter of urgency if the illegal trade in ivory is to be tackled effectively. The sophistication and scope of organised crime syndicates far outweigh the capacity and resources of many enforcement agencies, particularly in developing countries

Front cover of our report entitled The Ramin Racket: The Role of CITES in Curbing Illegal Timber Trade

The Ramin Racket

A report on the role of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in curbing illegal timber trade and protecting endangered tree species. Despite the success of its current CITES listing, endangered ramin remains under threat, with remnants of Malaysia’s ramin forests exploited unsustainably

Front cover of our report entitled Whale-Mart: Wal-Mart's link to Japan's whale, dolphin and porpoise hunting

Whale*Mart

Wal-Mart Stores Inc is the world’s largest retailer and in 2002 it purchased a 37 per cent stake in Seiyu Company of Japan, a major distributor of cetacean products to over 100 stores in Japan. This report calls on the Board of Directors of Wal-Mart to urge Seiyu to cease selling whale, dolphin and porpoise products

Profiting from Plunder

A report on how hundreds of millions of dollars worth of illegal Indonesian timber, including the particularly vulnerable species ramin, are estimated to be entering neighbouring Malaysia each year, providing cheap raw materials to a voracious wood industry