European and US company executives could face fines and even jail time for trading with Congolese logging companies accused of systematic illegal logging and social and environmental abuses, our exposé warns.
Two Worlds Collide
Construction in Japan is driving destruction in Malaysia's last rainforests. Will Japan change its ways ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics?
Inside Malaysia's Shadow State
For 30 years, Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud ruled Sarawak, Malaysia’s largest state. Today less than 5 per cent of the state’s once vast rainforests have been spared from logging or conversion to plantations.
DRC Timber Trade Tracker
Our digital tracking tool shows timber exports from DRC considered illegal or high risk onto international markets. Data is updated on a quarterly basis.
An Industry Unchecked
Japanese companies buying tropical timber linked to illegal logging, human rights abuses and rainforests destruction in Malaysia.
Millions of people live in forests and depend on them for almost everything. Hear from communities taking a stand against deforestation.
The Perfect Crime
In his TEDx talk, Global Witness Co-Founder Patrick Alley sought to unravel the myth that chopping down rainforests is a good thing for countries that are rich in forests but otherwise poor.
Independent Forest Monitoring (IFM)
Forests have continued to degrade and disappear for decades despite numerous efforts to protect them. One of the elements undermining such efforts is poor governance. Addressing this is essential to protecting the remaining forests from destruction.