Tag: forest-governance

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Illegal and Unsustainable Trade in Ramin

Ramin is a tropical hardwood native to the fragile peat swamp forests of Indonesia and Malaysia. But as the most valuable timber species in these countries, the species has been logged out in most of its range

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America’s Free Trade for Illegal Timber

The US is cementing economic partnerships which could further speed the destruction of South-East Asian and Latin American forests. The list of looming US Free Trade Agreements reads like a who’s who of states involved in the global illegal logging epidemic. We urge the US to ban of the import of illegal timber

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Behind The Veneer

A report into how Indonesia’s last rainforests are being felled for flooring. Merbau, a highly valuable hardwood, is being ruthlessly targeted by illegal logging syndicates in Indonesian Papua to supply the booming demand for tropical hardwood flooring

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Stemming the Tide

A briefing providing options for action to combat the illegal logging trade in the East and South-East Asia region. Drawing on our investigations in the region during the past five years, this briefing uses specific case studies to illustrate options for action

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