Our reports

Buyer Beware

We conducted a detailed inquiry to uncover whether merbau flooring on sale in the UK could be proven to have come from legal sources and whether adequate information was available to consumers. The findings show the voluntary approach to excluding illegally logged timber from the UK market is insufficient

Environmental Crime

A report showing the scale and impacts of environmental crime and calling for strong political will to tackle it as a matter of urgency. Environmental crimes broadly include: illegal trade in wildlife, smuggling of ozone- depleting substances, illicit trade in hazardous waste, illegal fishing and illegal logging

Borderlines

A report based on field investigations by us and partner Telapak exposing how the rapid growth of Vietnam’s wood processing industry is threatening some of the last intact forests in the Mekong region, especially those in neighbouring Laos

Front cover of our Briefing Document for CITES CoP14

Upholding The Law: The Challenge of Effective Enforcement

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

Front cover of our report entitled The Thousand-Headed Snake: Forest Crimes, Corruption and Injustice in Indonesia

The Thousand-Headed Snake

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