Massive Land Grab for Plantations in Papua Threatens Vital Forests and Exploits Local Communities A new report by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and Telapak – entitled “Up for Grabs” – exposes how five million hectares of land, most of it forested, is being targeted in Papua by powerful companies seeking to cash in on [...]
The briefing explains how a proposed UN mechanism for reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) will not work without efforts to address and regulate the global markets that act as drivers of deforestation
A briefing outlined significant flaws in the proposed EU Timber Regulation, warning that in its present form it will not prohibit the import and sale of illegally logged timber, and would result in wood products made from stolen timber remaining on the market.
An investigation into merbau wood flooring sales in the UK. This briefing is the findings of detailed research carried out in August & September 2008 to uncover whether merbau flooring on sale in the UK could be proven to have come from legal sources. It also looks at whether adequate information was available to consumers. [...]
This report exposes how corruption and collusion at all stages of the justice system, from the police and prosecutors to judges, conspires to ensure that the main culprits behind illegal logging in Indonesia remain at liberty.