Our reports

The Inside Story

A briefing to the 16th meeting of the Conference of Parties (CoP16) to the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). Over the years, our direct engagement with active environmental offenders has yielded rich insights into their attitudes and perceptions

Appetite for Destruction: China’s Trade in Illegal Timber

China the world’s second biggest economy, is effectively standing on the sidelines as its growth devastates forests in a trade worth billions of dollars a year. This report reveals that China is now the single largest international consumer of illegal timber, importing wood stolen by organised criminal syndicates

Checkpoints

More than a year after being exposed as major players in the smuggling of timber from Laos, this report reveals the Vietnamese timber industry, the military and well-connected Lao actors are still profiting from the flow of logs into Vietnam

Testing the Law

Systemic law enforcement failings threaten to make a mockery of Indonesia’s pledge to reduce deforestation and carbon emissions by enabling plantation companies to destroy carbon-rich peatlands with impunity