The Cost of Luxury
The Chinese craze for antique-style furniture has given rise to a multi-million dollar timber smuggling operation in Cambodia, and is driving rare trees to extinction.
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.
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s inconvenient truth
Former Governor of California and environmentalist Arnold Schwarzenegger is profiting from investments in companies engaged in tropical deforestation.
An Industry Unchecked
Japanese companies buying tropical timber linked to illegal logging, human rights abuses and rainforests destruction in Malaysia.
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.
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.