Our new report, Repeat Offender: Vietnam's persistent trade in illegal timber, exposes corrupt individuals from the Vietnam Government and military complicit in smuggling huge quantitites of illegal timber from Cambodia. This has been launched ahead of a meeting between Vietnam and the EU to combat illegal logging.
A coalition of international whale protection organisations today condemned the start of Norway’s 2017 whaling season. The coalition believes the hunt could result in the cruel slaughter of up to 999 minke whales, a self-allocated quota more than 100 higher than that set by the Norwegian Government in 2016
Members of the “Don’t Buy from Icelandic Whalers” coalition have affirmed that their campaign will continue until Iceland permanently ends commercial whaling and international trading of whale products, despite recent news that Icelandic whaling company Hvalur hf is suspending its summer hunt of endangered fin whales
Following our evidence that Danish timber company Keflico violated the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR), Danish authorities have made a ruling by which injunctions have been placed on all Danish operators that put Burmese teak on the market. This sets a clear precedent for other EUTR Competent Authorities.
On the day the Government’s microbeads consultation closes, businesses have joined environmental campaigners in calling for a comprehensive ban on microbeads. Campaigners have warned that the current proposals would see the ban limited to microplastic ingredients of 5mm or less in ‘rinse off’ personal care and cosmetic products, while other products containing microplastics could continue to be sold
YouGov polling for the Microbeads Coalition shows that a large proportion of people wash make-up and skincare products down the drain – yet while some of these product types have been shown to contain microplastic ingredients, they could fall outside of the UK Government’s proposed microbeads ban