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Fate of Orangutan and Sumatran Tiger has glimmer of hope

Press release | 8 October, 2004 at 0:00

Greenpeace welcomes the decision of the world's governments to take stricter measures to control the widespread criminal trade in ramin timber from the endangered habitat of the Orang-utan and the SumatranTiger. Given the high volume of illegal...

Greenpeace demands Malaysian government to stop criminal Ramin trade

Press release | 6 October, 2004 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists today chained themselves to the gates of the Malaysian embassy demanding that country's government to take a firm public stance against the laundering and global trade of Ramin timber at the international meeting of...

Spotlight on the Illegal Timber Trade: Asia Pacific

Publication | 18 June, 2000 at 0:00

The few ancient forests in the countries of the Asia-Pacific region are under threat. In Laos, Vietnam and Taiwan, Thailand, Burma and Cambodia, at least 90 percent of large ancient forest has already been destroyed. Malaysia has lost 85 percent,...

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

Publication | 3 February, 2004 at 0:00

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...

Not sustainable – Malaysia’s PEFC-endorsed timber just not good enough

Blog entry by Nora van de Hoeven | 3 November, 2011 2 comments

A major certification scheme claiming to help consumers purchase sustainable timber has been found wanting:  Greenpeace along with several other organisations,  has launched a report on how forest certification organisation PEFC...

Penan man watches a timber truck

Image | 6 July, 2010 at 14:47

A Penan man watches a passing Shin Yang Timber truck loaded with logs, Malaysia. The Penan are one of the few remaining nomadic peoples of the rainforest. Their homeland in the Malaysian state of Sarawak is undergoing one of the highest rates of...

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Image | 1 January, 1995 at 1:00

Close-up of succulent plant with spiky leaves.

Pale coloured, umbrella shaped fungi.

Image | 1 January, 1995 at 1:00

Pale coloured, umbrella shaped fungi.

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