Faith Doherty, Head of our Forests Campaign, reflects on the progress made since Asian ministers gathered in Bali to sign a declaration to combat illegal logging. This problem has become more openly acknowledged and Europe is finally bringing in legislation to prohibit the sale of illegal timber products.
I have been in Jakarta this week, on invitation from the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), to speak at the Forests Indonesia Conference it was hosting; not usually something to write home about, but something happened during the day that was quite extraordinary
Three powerful new films chronicling EIA’s undercover investigations into timber smuggling, the ivory trade and whaling make their world debut in the USA on Nat Geo Wild. Broadcast under the collective banner of Crimes Against Nature, they are Chainsaw Massacre, Blood Ivory and Making a Killing
The people of Laos are getting with a raw deal and those with vested interests continue to make deals for huge profits. It’s wrong that a country blessed with the Mekong River, beautiful forests filled with a wide biodiversity and a gentle people whose culture and livelihoods depended on their forests are under threat
As the plane dipped to one side, the window revealed a sea of deep green below. Thousands of trees packed together like tiny cotton balls, their canopies forming a roof over one of nature’s greatest shows. Beneath, a beguiling cast of orang utans and gibbons, birds and insects
Indonesia has agreed to implement a credible timber licensing scheme to eliminate illegally produced timber in its trade with the European Union. Although this is a milestone for Indonesia, it is the way this agreement was reached that is so extraordinary …