Tag: habitat-destruction

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The Hongmu Challenge

A briefing for the 66th meeting of the CITES Standing Committee, January 2016. Hongmu is the Chinese term for high-end reproduction furniture made from richly hued durable tropical hardwoods, a sector posting a significant threat to the timber species targeted.

Front cover of our report entitled Who Watches the Watchmen? Auditors and the breakdown of oversight in the RSPO
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Who Watches the Watchmen?

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is an industry body formed in 2004 with a mission to reassure consumers that palm oil bearing its certificate of approval is free from links with primary forest destruction, damage to endangered species’ habitats or abuses of the rights of indigenous peoples and communities

Front cover of our briefing entitled The Role of Corruption in Wildlife and Forest Crime
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The Role of Corruption in Wildlife and Forest Crime

A briefing to the sixth session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption. Using case studies taken from our investigations, this briefing details how corruption pervades the illegal wildlife trade, illegal logging and the trade in stolen timber

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Lost at Sea: The urgent need to tackle marine litter

As a mandatory 5p charge for plastic bags comes into effect in England, this report calls on governments, industry, retailers and consumers alike to help end the appalling damage plastic waste inflicts on marine environments.

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Organised Chaos: The illicit overland timber trade between Myanmar and China

Based on extensive undercover investigations into trade in China and Myanmar, this report exposes key actors and systemic corruption which facilitate trade in stolen timber. In Myanmar, Chinese businesses pay in gold bars for the rights to log entire mountains, corruption allows the timber to pass through checkpoints