In a joint press release with the Wildlife Protection Society of India and Freeland we explain that the recent CITES meeting in Bangkok did not go far enough to tackle poaching of elephants, tigers and rhinos by continuing to allow domestic and international trade of wildlife products which drives illegal activity.
We urge supporters worldwide to demand an end to the intimidation of an indigenous community in Indonesia and the destruction of its forests by plantation firms. Two companies are clearing forests and farmland belonging to the Dayak Benuaq of Muara Tae while the community is being intimidated by armed police
An Indonesian oil palm plantation in which Norway has a financial stake paid Papuan tribal landowners as little as US$0.65 per hectare for their forestland. The report Clear-Cut Exploitation exposes woefully low payments by PT Henrison Inti Persada to marginalised Moi tribe clans for land and timber
Internet giant Amazon has officially banned the sale of whale and dolphin products from its wholly owned Japanese website following outrage that they were offered for sale after we revealed Amazon Japan not only sold products from endangered and protected whale species but also containing dangerous levels of mercury
Internet giant Amazon appears to have removed all whale products from its wholly owned Japanese website Amazon Japan overnight, following worldwide publicity that scores of whale products were offered for sale, some from endangered and protected whale species and other products containing dangerous levels of mercury