Tag: ecosystems-biodiversity

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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

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Japan’s Senseless Slaughter

An investigation into Japan’s Dall’s porpoise hunt, the largest cetacean kill in the world. At least 18,000 Dall’s porpoises are killed in Japan’s coastal waters every year and new evidence has found an increasing proportion of them are mature, lactating females – an indication of severe overhunting

Front cover of our report entitled The Politics of Extinction: The Orangutan Crisis The Destruction of Indonesia's Forests
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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

Front cover of our report entitled Under Fire: Elephants in the Front Line
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Under Fire: Elephants in the Front Line

The elephants of southern Africa are under fire in the front line of a conflict that has raged for more than two decades. The Appendix I listing of the African elephant by CITES has proved to be a success in countries which have demonstrated the political will to implement the ban on trade in elephant products

Front cover of our report on Pilot Whaling in the Faroe Islands (1986)
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Pilot Whaling in the Faroe Islands

Our second report examines the background and history of the slaughter of pilot whales. It also assesses claims made by Faroese authorities in support of the kills. It concludes that much-heralded changes in domestic whale hunting regulations amount to nothing more than a public relations exercise