Our 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

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

Front cover of our report entitled The Last Frontier: Illegal Logging in Papua and China's Massive Timber Theft

The Last Frontier

A report on how the rampant smuggling of illegal timber from Indonesia to China is a billion dollar trade threatening the last remaining intact tropical forests in the Asia-Pacific region. Asia has already lost 95 per cent of its frontier forests and most of what remains is confined to the Indonesian archipelago