The EU Forest Manifesto is a call for political groups, candidates for European elections in 2019 and EU leaders to support forests and forest people in their manifestos, an all-inclusive approach for an action plan to protect forests and rights acknowledging that drivers of deforestation go beyond the forest sector
Despite the RSPO stating its new standard will cause ‘no deforestation’, it has created extensive loopholes. The RSPO has considerably adapted an agreed method on ‘no deforestation’ – the High Carbon Stock Approach (HCSA) – instead creating its own procedures and definitions to suit its own agenda
In the interests of transparency, we are publishing our response to a July 2018 letter from the Handicraft & Wood Industry Association of Ho Chi Minh City (HAWA), Vietnam, taking issue with our recent report Serial Offender – Vietnam’s continued imports of illegal Cambodian timber
Our new report 'Serial Offender', exposes direct involvement of corrupt Vietnamese officials and military personnel in stealing huge quantities of illegal timber from Cambodia. The launch of the report comes a year after our undercover investigators first exposed the industrial-scale forest theft in 'Repeat Offender'