To mark Global Tiger Day 2019 (29 July), we have released updated interactive maps of tiger crime incidents and facilities keeping them in captivity, giving insight into the existential crisis currently facing Asian big cats. There are fewer than 4,000 wild tigers on Earth today. While populations may be stable in some parts of their […]
The annual UN International Anti-Corruption Day (9 December) provides an opportunity to reflect on whether the global community is making progress in curbing this persistent and pernicious crime – and in terms of the prevalence of corruption as a key enabler of environmental crime, the overall prognosis is not good.
Founded in 1984, we first began working to protect forests in the mid-1990s, through advocating a global forests convention. By the late 1990s it became clear a more direct approach was needed to curb tropical deforestation, we changed tack and began documenting illegal logging in a vital Indonesia orangutan habitat
The work of our Forests team is about far more than trees and the protection of the Earth’s precious remaining forests – it also keeps a sharp watch on the issue of forest conversion for cash crops, especially palm oil, and on related human rights issues such as corruption, governance and land rights
An incredible document has landed on my desk, a policy position paper underpinning an article in the European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF) Summer 2018 Newsletter, which covered the views of a so-called ‘Large Yacht Industry Cluster’ regarding EU, US and Australian legislation on illegal timber