The Government of Indonesia appears to be reviving plans to clear-cut the vast forests of the beautiful Aru islands in a U-turn sparking confusion and anger among activists after a high-profile campaign seeking to scrap plans to turn the remote islands into a giant sugar plantation appeared to have ended in success
The Government of Indonesia has pushed back at attempts by forest monitors to gain access to basic information on natural resource allocation in a move that threatens to “unlock greater potential for corruption”. The information is essential to ensure that forestry operations are legal
The Spring 2015 issue of our bi-annual newsletter Investigator, featuring an overview of key campaign activities during the past six months. This issue features, Botswana showing progress in fighting wildlife crime and lots more
We are one of 25 organisations to send a joint letter of protest over the murder of Indonesian activist Indra Kailani. This letter has been sent to Asia Pulp and Paper, the Government of Indonesia, the European Commission, the European Delegation in Indonesia and the Indonesian Embassy in Brusssels
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