In the interests of transparency, we are publishing our response to a July 2018 letter from the Handicraft & Wood Industry Association of Ho Chi Minh City (HAWA), Vietnam, taking issue with our recent report Serial Offender – Vietnam’s continued imports of illegal Cambodian timber
Our new report 'Serial Offender', exposes direct involvement of corrupt Vietnamese officials and military personnel in stealing huge quantities of illegal timber from Cambodia. The launch of the report comes a year after our undercover investigators first exposed the industrial-scale forest theft in 'Repeat Offender'
Three dead tigers have been found in Khammouane province in Laos and, given that the tiger if functionally extinct in Laos, we believe these animals came from a tiger farm in the region. Laos has announced it is committed to shut down tiger farming operations but this incident reveals a concerning lack of progress.
In what is widely regarded as the single biggest step to end the slaughter of elephants, China has confirmed the full closure of its domestic ivory market, a move with the potential to be a genuine game-changer in terms of ending the voracious consumer demand which has directly spurred a massive illegal trade in ivory
The Autumn 2017 issue of our bi-annual newsletter Investigator, featuring an overview of key campaign activities during the past six months. This issue feature Vietnam caught stealing timber from neighbouring Cambodia and lots more