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Opportunity Knocks

Publication | 2015-11-24 at 13:00

The second-largest tropical rain-forested area in the world after the Amazon, the Congo Basin Forest, is under increasing threat of deforestation and forest degradation. One of the key drivers is commercial logging. This vast area supports more...

Trading in Chaos: the impact at home and abroad of illegal logging in DRC

Publication | 2015-05-29 at 15:58

The forests of the Congo Basin comprise the second-largest rainforest area in the world and play a key role in regulating the earth’s climate, as well as providing a home and livelihood to millions of people and rare and endangered wildlife. The...

How KFC is junking the jungle by driving rainforest destruction in Indonesia

Publication | 2012-05-24 at 8:00

Greenpeace International research has revealed that KFC is sourcing paper for its packaging products from rainforests. This has been confirmed in China, the UK and Indonesia. Products found to contain rainforest fibre include cups, food boxes,...

How Sinar Mas is Pulping the Planet

Publication | 2010-07-06 at 8:00

Sumatra’s peat swamp forests not only provide habitat for endangered species such as the Sumatran tiger, they are also of critical importance in mitigating climate change. The clearing and draining of peatlands is the key reason why Indonesia...

Forest report: in the green or in the red?

Publication | 2009-02-12 at 10:00

This report aims to study the adequacy of environmental disclosures with regards to the current listing requirements in Hong Kong. It briefly reviews the forestry sector, related environmental issues and the main industries derived from forestry.

Merbau Report

Publication | 2007-04-17 at 8:00

Merbau Report

Sharing the blame

Publication | 2006-03-28 at 11:05

Global Consumption and China’s Role in Ancient Forest Destruction

Paradise Under Threat

Publication | 2006-03-02 at 12:05

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...

Trading away our last ancient forests

Publication | 2005-12-05 at 10:00

The threats to forests from trade liberalization under the WTO. Vast tracts of ancient forest around the world stand on the brink of extinction. 10 million hectares are vanishing every year, or a soccer pitch every two seconds. This updated study...

Investigation on APP's Hainan Project

Publication | 2005-05-26 at 14:19

APP started its investment in Hainan Province in 1995. APP now has three subsidiaries in Hainan: the Jinhai Pulp & Paper Plant, the Jinhua Foresty Company and the Fu Meilin Company. In January 1997, APP started its joint venture Jinhua Forestry...

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