Founded in 1984, we first began working to protect forests in the mid-1990s, through advocating a global forests convention. By the late 1990s it became clear a more direct approach was needed to curb tropical deforestation, we changed tack and began documenting illegal logging in a vital Indonesia orangutan habitat
An area of Indonesian rainforest three times the size of Manhattan and home to endangered species such as orangutans and clouded leopards is under threat from a palm oil company run by one of the country’s most notorious former illegal logging kingpins
Our focus and methodology is a key part of what makes us so effective and unique; no flashy offices & mega-salaries, just a small team of dedicated, resourceful, tenacious campaigners & front line investigators working to uncover evidence of environmental crime and use our findings to drive meaningful action and change
Potential investors should steer clear of a US$90 million initial public offering (IPO) in an Indonesian palm oil company due to the involvement of a former illegal logging kingpin and the potential impact on precious orangutan habitat
The last time I saw Hapsoro was when we met in the Forest Watch office in Bogor and talked of plans for the future. Since then, and right up until the day he died, plans were being made. When I opened my emails on that terrible day there was a message from him, excited and confirming the next steps for our plans
Every two seconds, across the world, an area the size of a football field is clear cut by illegal loggers.” This was the opening statement of a new report launched last week in Washington DC by the World Bank. 'Justice for Forests: Improving criminal justice efforts to combat illegal logging'