Reports

America’s Free Trade for Illegal Timber

The US is cementing economic partnerships which could further speed the destruction of South-East Asian and Latin American forests. The list of looming US Free Trade Agreements reads like a who’s who of states involved in the global illegal logging epidemic. We urge the US to ban of the import of illegal timber

Behind The Veneer

A report into how Indonesia’s last rainforests are being felled for flooring. Merbau, a highly valuable hardwood, is being ruthlessly targeted by illegal logging syndicates in Indonesian Papua to supply the booming demand for tropical hardwood flooring

Front cover of our report entitled Under the Counter - China's Booming Illegal Trade in Ozone Depleting Substances

Under the Counter

Despite doing so much to help protect and heal Earth’s damaged ozone layer, the Montreal Protocol continues to be undermined by a global illegal trade. The illicit production of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), the chemical responsible for the hole in the first place, is a recent and growing threat

Front cover of our report entitled The Gorton's Family Whale Killing Business (2005)

The Gorton’s Family Whale Killing Business

In 2001, Japanese company Nissui, long involved with the large scale commercial hunting of great whales, purchased seafood giant Gorton’s, Inc of Gloucester, Massachusetts. Gorton’s, the leading retail distributor of frozen fish products in the US, plays an important role in the financial success of Nissui

Stemming the Tide

A briefing providing options for action to combat the illegal logging trade in the East and South-East Asia region. Drawing on our investigations in the region during the past five years, this briefing uses specific case studies to illustrate options for action

The Illegal Logging Crisis in Honduras

A report into how US and EU imports of illegal Honduran wood increase poverty, fuel corruption and devastate forests and communities. Illegal logging is so extensive that even the Honduran Forest Agency admits it does not know the size of the annual cut