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Betraying out Trust: A citizen’s update on environmental

Publication | 1 April, 1998 at 2:00

From 1992 to 1995, under Premier Mike Harcourt, the BC government made better environmental stewardship a top priority. Environment Ministers John Cashore and Moe Sihota were strong voices for environmental progress. Many promising initiatives...

Islands Adrift: Comparing Industrial and Small-Scale Economic Options for Marovo...

Publication | 1 March, 1999 at 1:00

Our report "Islands Adrift" shows that small-scale development options (like reef fishing, beche de mer collection, ecotimber and ecotourism) were worth US$29 million to landowners, compared to US$8 million for industrial logging.

The Chain of Destruction: from the Great Bear Rainforest to the United States market

Publication | 1 April, 1999 at 2:00

The US remains the largest single consumer of forest products worldwide, consuming approximately 9.5 billion board feet of lumber alone per year — enough wood to make a board one foot wide by one inch thick that would wrap around the world more...

What if YOU had the Earth's RICHES but no money to spend?

Publication | 1 October, 2000 at 2:00

Marovo people are guardians of a natural treasure – one of the world´s largest tropical lagoons, enclosing forest clad, rainfall soaked mountains. They value traditions, trust, sharing and working together. The land, rivers and sea provide fresh...

Caught between Two Worlds: A Social Impact Study of Large and Small Scale Development...

Publication | 1 October, 2000 at 2:00

“Caught Between Two Worlds” describes the problems large-scale industrial enterprises like logging and plantations cause for families and communities in the Solomon Islands. The report reinforces the importance of village based development in the...

Anything Goes? A briefing on PEFC certified Finnish forestry

Publication | 29 January, 2001 at 1:00

A vast majority of the Finnish forests have been certified according to the Finnish Forest Certification System FFCS. FFCS was acknowledged as part of the Pan European Forest Certification Scheme (PEFC) on May 24, 2000. According to the FFCS...

The LAST intact forest landscapes of Northern European Russia

Publication | 1 September, 2001 at 2:00

Mapping of intact forest landscapes in northern European Russia using high-resolution satellite images - methods and results.

Forest Views: a newsletter for customers and investors of Canadian logging companies,...

Publication | 1 December, 2001 at 1:00

In this Issue: New BC Liberals and the Great Bear Rainforest, The Ancient Forest Summit, Forest Stewardship Council Eco-Certification and Canadian Book Publishers.

Anything Goes? Report on PEFC-Certified Finnish Forestry

Publication | 29 January, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace Nordic and the Finnish Nature League studied PEFC-certified forestry in Finland in the autumn of 2000 and the beginning of year 2001. The report Anything goes? published in January 2001 examines the ecological reliability of the PEFC...

Forest Views: a newsletter for customers and investors of Canadian logging companies,...

Publication | 1 April, 2002 at 2:00

In this Issue: Will the Great Bear Rainforest agreement survive the new BC Government? Preserving an Historic Truce, Report Card, Amazon Mahogany, Markets Outreach and Can Governments Keep Promises?

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...

Wijma: logging illegally in Cameroon's rainforest

Publication | 27 August, 2002 at 2:00

In its company literature, the Dutch logger and timber trader Wijma has made many claims about the environmental and social acceptability of its timber. But in practice, Wijma not only buys from some of the most notorious logging companies in...

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.

Forest Crime File: Finland – logging its last ancient forests

Publication | 2 September, 2002 at 2:00

The logging industry in what remains of northern Europe’s ancient forests is one which is characterised by destruction – both of its forests and of its people’s livelihoods. In Finland the majority of the country’s remaining old-growth forests...

Forest Views: a newsletter for customers and investors of Canadian logging companies,...

Publication | 1 October, 2002 at 2:00

In this Issue: Forestry in BC: Business as Usual, Forest Practices Code, Who´s Good, Between the Covers? Wind Generation and Benchmarks.

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...

A year of Contradictions: Great Bear Rainforest Agreement Report Card 2003

Publication | 7 April, 2003 at 2:00

the second annual Great Bear Rainforest Report Card gives the BC government dismal grades on most aspects of its commitment to uphold the precedent-setting April 2001 agreement. The groups had little choice but to award dismal grades on...

Chainsaw criminal CIBEC

Publication | 22 April, 2003 at 2:00

In 2001 and 2002, the Cameroon logging company CIBEC, controlled by Dutch businessman Jacco Ravenhorst, carried out a large scale illegal logging operation in the rainforest of south-west Cameroon. CIBEC´s logging operations caused economic...

Chainsaw criminal Reef

Publication | 22 April, 2003 at 2:00

The Dutch logger and timber trader Reef has an excellent environmental reputation. But Reef´s own logging activities are not always as environmentally and socially responsible as Reef wants its customers to believe.

Chainsaw criminal Wijma

Publication | 22 April, 2003 at 2:00

In its company literature, the Dutch logger and timber trader Wijma has made many claims about the environmental and social acceptability of its timber. However, Wijma not only buys from some of the most notorious logging companies in Africa, but...

Liberian timber trade fuels regional insecurity

Publication | 1 May, 2003 at 2:00

Logging is a lucrative business in poverty-stricken Liberia and has long been one of the prime sources of government revenue. Following a United Nations ban on all diamond exports from Liberia in March 2001, logging has become the single largest...

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...

State of Conflict

Publication | 3 November, 2003 at 1:00

The report 'State of Conflict' focuses on the Brazilian Amazon state of Pará, where industrial activities are surging ahead leaving the law behind. It concentrates on the two most aggressive industrial frontiers in Pará State: the regions of...

The Paradise Forests Of Asia Pacific: Unchecked illegal and destructive logging...

Publication | 4 January, 2004 at 1:00

One of the last great Ancient Forests, is the Paradise Forest of Asia Pacific which encompasses the diverse tropical forests of Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and nearby archipelagos. This region has evergreen rainforests including mangrove, coastal...

Tasmanian forests under threat

Publication | 5 January, 2004 at 1:00

The Styx Valley in south-west Tasmania, Australia houses the world's tallest hardwood trees and flowering plants. The Eucalyptus regnans or 'swamp gums' in the Styx stand up to 96.5 metres tall and are second in height only to the famous Redwood...

Malaysia's Mega-diversity under Threat

Publication | 5 January, 2004 at 1:00

Malaysia ranks 14th on the list of the 17 mega-diverse countries that contain around 70% or more of the planet’s (terrestrial, freshwater and marine) biodiversity making them transcendental to global efforts of biodiversity conservation. ...

Canada's Largest Ecosystem is being destroyed by Logging

Publication | 5 January, 2004 at 1:00

Canada's Boreal forest is one of the largest tracts of ancient forest left in the world. Almost 80 per cent of the world's original forests have been degraded or completely destroyed, making the protection of our boreal forest all the more...

Amazon under seige

Publication | 5 January, 2004 at 1:00

The Amazon Basin covers five percent of the land surface of the planet, extending over some 7.8 million km2. It has 25,000 km of navigable rivers and contains around 20% of the Earth’s fresh water. Its forests represent one of the most important...

Tanjung Puting National Park under Seige

Publication | 5 January, 2004 at 1:00

Illegal logging is rampant and out of control in Indonesia. It has permeated virtually every forest including areas that are protected from exploitation. In Central Kalimantan, the once pristine Tanjung Puting National Park is one of many...

Indonesia's Forests in Crisis

Publication | 5 January, 2004 at 1:00

Indonesia is an archipelago of 17,000 islands stretching from the waters off Malaysia to the island of New Guinea. Indonesia's forests are home to 10% of the planet's diversity of plants and animals. Orang-utans, elephants, tigers, rhinoceros,...

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...

Malaysian Timber Certification Council Sustainable Certification Imposters

Publication | 5 February, 2004 at 1:00

The oldest inhabitants of Malaysia are its indigenous peoples. They account for about 5 percent of the total population, and represent a majority in Sarawak and Sabah. The indigenous peoples of Sabah, Sarawak and Orang Asli of Peninsular Malaysia...

Certifying Extinction? An Assessment of the Revised Standards of the Finnish Forest...

Publication | 11 October, 2004 at 2:00

With this report, the undersigned Finnish environmental organisations want to emphasise the urgent need for better forest management and better protection for the remaining old-growth and high-conservation-value forests in Finland.

FLEGT - Final Legislative Study

Publication | 1 November, 2004 at 1:00

Three Civil Society Organizations, FERN, Greenpeace and WWF (further: the Initiators) commissioned the present study on the feasibility and best options for EUlegislation to outlaw the import in the EU of illegally sourced forest products. The...

Greenpeace report on CIB logging operation in Congo-Brazzaville

Publication | 17 August, 2005 at 2:00

As a part of its global forest campaign, Greenpeace is increasing its activities in the Congo Basin, the 2nd largest rainforest area in the world. The logging (and related commercial poaching) of the remaining intact areas of these rainforests is...

SIM - Illegal logging in Cameroon's rainforest

Publication | 11 October, 2005 at 2:00

Cameroon’s Forest of the Great Apes: The lowland rainforest of Cameroon forms part of Africa’s stunning Forest of the Great Apes. This forest supports thousands of species of plants and animals and is one of the world’s last remaining strongholds...

Lawless: How Europe’s Borders Remain Open To Trade In Illegal Timber

Publication | 19 October, 2005 at 2:00

A staggering 80 percent of the world’s ancient forests have already been destroyed or degraded and much of what remains is under threat from illegal and destructive logging. The Member States of the European Union (EU) play a key role in fuelling...

Rainforest Destruction at the Queen Sofia Museum

Publication | 20 October, 2005 at 2:00

The Queen Sofia Museum in Madrid (Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía) is one of the best known in Spain. Designed by the architect Jean Nouvel, the museum has been extended over the last three years by the Spanish construction company...

Destructive logging practices in the Ebo/Ndokbou forest of Cameroon

Publication | 13 December, 2005 at 1:00

Open letter to all participants of the first intergovernmental meeting on great apes and the great apes survival project (GRASP) held in kinshasa - September 2005.

DLH & tt Timber Group merger

Publication | 27 January, 2006 at 1:00

Greenpeace position paper on the merger of DLH and tt Timber Group.

FAQ European Paper Vision

Publication | 14 February, 2006 at 16:24

Frequently asked questions about the European Environmental Paper network's vision for transforming the European Paper Industry.

A Common Vision For Transforming The European Paper Industry

Publication | 14 February, 2006 at 16:26

Paper has played an important role in civilisation, and the history of paper-making is one in which the industry has continuously evolved to meet challenges and achieve entrepreneurial development and technological change. The twenty-first...

Paradise Under Threat

Publication | 28 February, 2006 at 1:00

Ancient forests are one of the planet’s vital natural resources. Thousands of years old, they are primary and old growth forests found in a variety of climates from temperate to tropical regions of the world.Some of the ancient forests under...

Chains Of Destruction: The global trade in illegal timber and why Asia-Pacific...

Publication | 6 March, 2006 at 15:00

The governments who are party to the East Asia Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (FLEG) process have not implemented ANY rigorous measures to stop the illegal trade of timber from the region, despite the fact that they committed to do so in...

Kayu Lapis Indonesia: the untouchable God of Indonesian ancient forest destruction

Publication | 11 April, 2006 at 12:01

This crime file focusses on logging companies such as Kayu Lapis Indonesia, which operate with total disregard of Indonesia’s logging laws. Companies like this are destroying Indonesia’s ancient forests at an alarming rate.

Statement regarding CIB - FSC certification

Publication | 29 May, 2006 at 13:33

A big step forward but unresolved sawmill and governance issues threaten credibility of FSC certificate.

Rimbunan Hijau Group: Thirty Years of Forest Plunder

Publication | 31 May, 2006 at 1:00

Rimbunan Hijau is responsible for many large scale destructive logging operations in countries across the Paradise Forests. It is amongst the leading timber giants in Malaysia, whilst in Papua New Guinea it has close to a monopoly on all logging...

Rimbunan Hijau Can’t Handle The Truth

Publication | 11 August, 2006 at 14:11

In July 2006 an Australian consulting company, ITS-Global, published a report called “Whatever it Takes: Greenpeace's anti-forestry campaign in Papua New Guinea".The report was paid for by Rimbunan Hijau (RH), the largest foreign owned logging...

FLEGT: Industry Statement

Publication | 19 September, 2006 at 2:00

Forest reform in the DRC: how the World Bank is failing to learn the lessons from...

Publication | 15 February, 2007 at 1:00

The World Bank is presenting its DRC forest sector reform as a means of promoting sustainable forest management, increasing state revenue and - above all - helping to alleviate poverty. A new forest code was adopted in 2002 and related...

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