Category: Report

An Indonesian oil palm plantation in which Norway has a financial stake paid Papuan tribal landowners as little as $0.65 per hectare for their forestland.

Clear-Cut Exploitation exposes woefully low payments to marginalised Moi tribe clans for land and timber.

Evidence includes a copy of a ‘contract’ with a Moi tribe clan leader, detailing a payment of just $923 for 14.2 sq km of forestlands......
Livelihood Analysis and Activity Analysis (LA&AA) are important tools in the Negotiated Approach (NA) to Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM). They collect and analyze information on water users in terms of people (households) and economic activities. The results of LA&AA aim to reflect the perceptions of water users about their water resources and their management. Through the LA&AA we can also understand what people’s hope, considerations and alternatives are for what the government has done.

This perception of the local water users is needed for a NA that aims to involve all users in a realistic and sustainable IWRM (preferably on.....
On the day Indonesia’s landmark moratorium on forest conversion was signed and celebrated in Jakarta, it was being actively broken in a crime-riddled Pilot Province.

This report by Telapak and our partner documents peat forest in Central Kalimantan’s moratorium zone being illegally razed by a palm oil firm.

The moratorium and Pilot Province are both cornerstones of Indonesia’s $1bn agreement with Norway on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+)......
A report naming two of the kingpins in Indonesia profiteering from the hugely lucrative international trade in stolen timber.

Rogue Traders identifies businessmen Ricky Gunawan and Hengky Gosal as two of the major players in smuggling illicit merbau timber.

We call on the Indonesian government to launch criminal investigations into the pair and to protect merbau under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).....
Singapore, the world’s busiest port and the first Asian country to sign a free trade agreement with the US, has long been known to act as a major center of illegal trade in endangered wildlife and wildlife products. This document reveals evidence demonstrating how the city-state also plays a key role in smuggling illegally cut timber into other Asian countries and in some cases into the United States.

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), which specializes in investigating environmental crime, fears the US-Singapore FTA, as it stands, will trigger a major increase in Singaporean controlled exports of illegally cut timber into the.....
The unique forests of Papua are under siege from the rampant spread of plantations.

Up to five million hectares of land have been targeted for conversion to grow crops such as oil palm, with the projected global demand for biofuels driving much of this conversion.

At stake is a major part of the last tropical forest wilderness in the entire Asia-Pacific region – Papua’s forests host an amazing array of biodiversity, provide livelihoods for indigenous communities and are a vital carbon store......
A report contains based on field investigations by Telapak and our partner exposing how the rapid growth of Vietnam’s wood processing industry is threatening some of the last intact forests in the Mekong region, especially those in neighbouring Laos.

It is not just Vietnam which is exploiting its neighbour; traders from Thailand and Singapore are also cashing in.

As virtually all of the furniture made in Vietnam is exported, the ultimate responsibility for these forest crimes lies with the major consumer markets such as the EU and US......
An environmental crime of almost unimaginable scale continues to unfold across Indonesia.

Since the late 1990s, the country’s forests have been ransacked, with the Government acting as little more than a bystander.

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......
A report into how Indonesia’s last rainforests are being felled for flooring.

Merbau, a highly valuable hardwood, is being ruthlessly targeted by illegal logging syndicates in Indonesian Papua to supply the booming demand for tropical hardwood flooring.

While suppliers and retailers of merbau flooring must stop duping their customers and take urgent steps to ensure the legal origin of their wood, this briefing concludes it is ultimately the responsibility of governments in western consuming countries to ensure that stolen timber is not allowed to reach the shelves......
Stopping the Trade in Stolen Timber in Asia Nearly two and a half billion dollars worth of stolen timber is traded between East and Southeast Asian countries every year. China, which consumes wood from some of the countries hardest hit by illegal logging, is considered the world's largest consumer of illegal timber, while Indonesia is the largest tropical supplier. It is clear that if illegal logging is to be carried out effectively, countries in the region must work together.

EIA and Telapak investigations over the past five years have spanned this region and provided unique insights into this trade and the.....


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