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Against the Law: The G8 and the illegal timber trade

Publication | 3 January, 2000 at 1:00

Illegal and destructive logging is threatening the future of the world´s last remaining ancient forests. Since the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, a host of international agreements have aimed to protect these ancient forests. Most recently, the G8...

Spoptlight on the illegal timber trade in Cameroon

Publication | 18 June, 2000 at 2:00

The remaining large ancient forests of West Africa are under threat. Nigeria, Ghana and Ivory Coast have already lost almost all of their natural forest. Liberia is the only west African country where large areas of ancient forest remain. But...

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...

Food aid policy of donors in Southern Africa

Publication | 7 October, 2002 at 2:00

Table showing the policy of various food aid donors to Southern Africa.

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...

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...

The future of farming: Industrial Agriculture and the Growth of GM is adding to the...

Publication | 1 September, 2003 at 2:00

Not since the hunger crisis of 1984 in Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa has the issue of "feeding the hungry" been so prominent in the global news agenda. In the year between the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg and the WTO...

CITES Factsheet: African Elephant

Publication | 1 October, 2004 at 2:00

In the past the demand for ivory has led to wide-scale poaching and the decimation of elephant populations.

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...

Pirate fishing: stolen fish, stolen futures

Publication | 28 February, 2006 at 0:30

Armed and masked, scouring the oceans, stealing food from hungryfamilies – modern day pirates are a far cry from the glamour ofHollywood movies. But they are a multi billion-dollar reality for manycommunities that can least afford to be robbed.

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.

Witnessing the Plunder 2006

Publication | 8 March, 2007 at 13:41

Pirate fishing fleets operate in contravention of conservation and management rules, labour and tax laws. Crew employed on board of these pirate vessels often live in near-slavery conditions.This report focuses on exposing the high levels of...

Carving up the Congo - Executive Summary

Publication | 11 April, 2007 at 2:00

Executive Sumary of 'Carving up the Congo'.

Carving Up The Congo - Part 4

Publication | 11 April, 2007 at 2:00

Part 4

Carving Up The Congo - Part 3

Publication | 11 April, 2007 at 2:00

Part 3

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