Rights

Still Permitting Crime

Still Permitting Crime

A joint report with our partner the Independent Forest Monitoring Network (Jaringan Pemantau Independen Kehutanan, or JPIK) reveals how a palm oil plantation established and developed illegally in 2013 and…

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Overdue Diligence

Overdue Diligence

When German boat builders finally complete Sailing Yacht ‘A’ – the world’s largest ever – it will sail away with decks crafted from illegitimate teak sourced from Myanmar. At nearly…

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The Hongmu Challenge

The Hongmu Challenge

A briefing for the 66th meeting of the CITES Standing Committee, January 2016. Hongmu is the Chinese term for high-end reproduction furniture made from richly hued durable tropical hardwoods, a…

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Who Watches the Watchmen?

Who Watches the Watchmen?

A report exposing critical failures in an international system seeking to assure consumers that the palm oil they buy in many thousands of products is sustainable. The Roundtable on Sustainable…

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Testing the Law

Testing the Law

Systemic law enforcement failings threaten to make a mockery of Indonesia’s pledge to reduce deforestation and carbon emissions by enabling plantation companies to destroy carbon-rich peatlands with impunity. Testing the…

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The Bali Declaration Ten Years On

The Bali Declaration Ten Years On

While the World Bank has estimated illegal logging costs producer countries $15 billion a year, it is acknowledged that timber processing and importing countries have a vital role to play…

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The Politics of Extinction

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…

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