Tag: habitat-destruction

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Appetite for Destruction: China’s Trade in Illegal Timber

China the world’s second biggest economy, is effectively standing on the sidelines as its growth devastates forests in a trade worth billions of dollars a year. This report reveals that China is now the single largest international consumer of illegal timber, importing wood stolen by organised criminal syndicates

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Checkpoints

More than a year after being exposed as major players in the smuggling of timber from Laos, this report reveals the Vietnamese timber industry, the military and well-connected Lao actors are still profiting from the flow of logs into Vietnam

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Testing the Law

Systemic law enforcement failings threaten to make a mockery of Indonesia’s pledge to reduce deforestation and carbon emissions by enabling plantation companies to destroy carbon-rich peatlands with impunity

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Dying at Our Convenience

A briefing to the 64th Annual Meeting of the International Whaling Commission, in Panama, on the impacts of marine debris on cetaceans. Marine debris has the potential to affect all trophic levels and the entire food chain, from planktonic microorganisms through to marine megafauna including cetaceans

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Clear-Cut Exploitation

An Indonesian oil palm plantation in which Norway has a financial stake paid Papuan tribal landowners as little as $0.65 per hectare for their forestland. Clear-Cut Exploitation exposes woefully low payments to marginalised Moi tribe clans for land and timber

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Crossroads

A report exposing the pivotal role played by the Vietnamese military in a multi-million dollar operation smuggling threatened timber over the border from the shrinking forests of neighbouring Laos. Laos has some of the Mekong region’s last intact tropical forests and has in place an export ban on raw timber