Our reports

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

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

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

Above The Law

A report into how corruption of Indonesian police and government officials is to blame for continued illegal logging in Indonesia’s national parks.We urge Indonesian President Megawati Soekarnoputri to ensure her Government acts against timber barons such as Peoples’ Consultative Assembly member Abdul Rasyid