Open letter cites imports from illegally logged Malaysian forests, criticises government inaction Washington DC: A group of 16 environmental organisations are today calling on Japan to put in place stronger measures to stop the trade in illegal timber. In an open letter to two Japanese trade associations, the group cites evidence that Japanese companies […]
LONDON: The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) commends Norway’s divestment of its pension fund’s shares in Malaysian logger Samling Global this week, but calls for a more comprehensive review of the fund’s wider investments of over $400 million in other controversial forestry and plantation companies. On August 23, the Norwegian Ministry of Finance announced the sale […]
A report on how hundreds of millions of dollars worth of illegal Indonesian timber, including the partiuclarly vulnerable species ramin, are estimated to be entering neighbouring Malaysia each year, providing cheap raw materials to a voracious wood industry.