Tag: environmental-crime

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The Enforcement Imperative

Report on how enforcement measures must be strengthened and implemented as a matter of urgency if the illegal trade in ivory is to be tackled effectively. The sophistication and scope of organised crime syndicates far outweigh the capacity and resources of many enforcement agencies, particularly in developing countries

Front cover of our report entitled The Ramin Racket: The Role of CITES in Curbing Illegal Timber Trade
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The Ramin Racket

A report on the role of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in curbing illegal timber trade and protecting endangered tree species. Despite the success of its current CITES listing, endangered ramin remains under threat, with remnants of Malaysia’s ramin forests exploited unsustainably

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Profiting from Plunder

A report on how hundreds of millions of dollars worth of illegal Indonesian timber, including the particularly vulnerable species ramin, are estimated to be entering neighbouring Malaysia each year, providing cheap raw materials to a voracious wood industry

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Lost in Transit

A report on global chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) smuggling trends and the need for a faster phase-out. Despite the significant achievements of the Montreal Protocol, the problem of illegal trade persists

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Above The Law

A report into how corruption of Indonesian police and government officials is to blame for continued illegal logging in Indonesia’s national parks.We urge Indonesian President Megawati Soekarnoputri to ensure her Government acts against timber barons such as Peoples’ Consultative Assembly member Abdul Rasyid

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Back in Business

A report on how demand for ivory products is on the rise, poaching in elephant range states is being driven by resurgent market demand in several Asian countries. A catalogue of seizures in 2002, including the seizure of over six tonnes in Singapore, provides stark evidence of a renewed threat to elephant populations