We have been investigating forest destruction and timber smuggling in Laos since 2007. For the first time, a recent trip to the country has revealed a booming trade in Lagerstroemia that threatens to strip the forests of one of its last giants
The Global Initiative against Transnational Organised Crime and the WWF presented a new report at the UN Crime Congress this week in Doha. It Reviews major gaps and the obstacles in the global legal architecture that stand in the way of the global response to transnational organised environmental crime.
Labora Sitorus, former chief brigadier in Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for large-scale timber theft, in part due to evidence provided by us. In a latest concerning development, after being allowed to leave prison unescorted to seek medical treatment, Sitorus is now at large.
In 2014, we celebrated our 30th anniversary but in other respects it was a typically hectic and successful year as we continued to uncover ongoing problems and expose new ones; here are just a few of the highlights from a busy 12 months