Tag: forest-governance

Front cover of our Briefing Document for CITES CoP14
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Upholding The Law: The Challenge of Effective Enforcement

A briefing calling upon Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) to acknowledge that environmental crime, including wildlife crime, is a form of serious transnational organised crime and to adopt appropriately stringent measures to tackle it effectively

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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