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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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