Timber

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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Prohibited Permits

Prohibited Permits

A briefing prepared for the 3rd Regional Dialogue on Preventing Illegal Logging and Trade in Siamese Rosewood, held in Bangkok from 29-31 March 2017. Despite some important reforms during 2016,…

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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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Red Alert

Red Alert

Criminality and corruption have swept a flood of endangered rosewood exports from Laos and Cambodia which fundamentally violate trade protections imposed by the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered…

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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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