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The Untouchables - Rimbunan Hijau's world of forest crime & political patronage

Publication | 3 February, 2004 at 1:00

Rimbunan Hijau (RH) dominates the logging industry in Papua New Guinea and has interests in Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Malaysia, Vanuatu, Indonesia, New Zealand and Russia, making it one of the world's largest forest destroyers. Many of these...

Finnish Forestry: destroying forests, destroying livelihoods

Publication | 15 May, 2003 at 2:00

Even in a wealthy, forest-rich nation like Finland, industrial logging is jeopardising the survival of the country´s last ancient – or old-growth – forests. These forests are crucial for maintaining biodiversity and the traditional livelihoods of...

Policies of Destruction: Analysis on the implementation of the Convention on...

Publication | 1 April, 2002 at 2:00

Protection measures have been strongly limited by economic demands and, in state forests, by profit targets that inhibit planning of reserve networks based on ecological grounds. Logging of high conservation value forests is allowed to continue...

Forest Crime File: Corporate Crimes

Publication | 28 August, 2002 at 2:00

Forest Crime File explores the need for an international instrument on corporate accountability and liability. States are ultimately responsible for public welfare, and they must not abdicate this responsibility to the private sector.

Role of the African timber trade in the creation of conflict and poverty

Publication | 4 February, 2003 at 1:00

A call for action to stop the role of the timber trade in fuelling war economies. Tropical timber is a high value product which is easily exploitable and readily marketable. With relatively low investments, logging can quickly generate big...

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