Forest reports

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

Timber Trafficking

A report into illegal logging in Indonesia and South-East Asia, and the international consumption of illegally sourced timber. For the past two decades, the international community has been aware of rampant logging of tropical forests and vanishing biodiversity

The Final Cut

In the remote and supposedly protected park in Kalimantan, we found previously pristine rainforest in a state of violent chaos, effectively under siege from logging gangs targeting valuable ramin trees, despite the fact that it was vital habitat for endangered orangutans

The Politics of Extinction

A report on the threat posed to the last remaining populations of orangutans by illegal logging and the conversion of forest land to oil palm plantations. The wild orangutan population has crashed by up to 50 per cent in the past decade, leaving only 15,000 -25,000 surviving