Forests Week: Sacred spaces and profaned places – an in-depth look at our work
This week is Forests Week, an in-depth look at the work done by our dedicated Forests campaigners, the issues on which they focus and the real-world changes they make.
In a series of specially written reports, each day we’ll take you into our Forests work, from the mid-1990s investigation which first exposed the unchecked crime and chaos in Indonesia’s forests to current investigations in Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam.
The work of our Forests team is about far more than trees and the protection of the Earth’s precious remaining forests – it also keeps a sharp watch on the issue of forest conversion for cash crops, especially palm oil, and on related human rights issues such as corruption, governance and land rights.
• More than two decades pushing back against the theft of the world’s forests
• The vital importance of seeing the forests as so much more than just trees
• A poster child for deforestation, palm oil is slowly moving towards sustainability
• Genuine forest reform can only happen under the gaze of independent eyes