At first glance, the Solomon Islands looks like a tropical paradise with palm-fringed white sand beaches and pristine, biodiverse rainforests. But look closer and the paradise isn’t so idyllic.
Power to the People
Exposing how logging firms are are exploiting progressive community forestry in Liberia
Total Systems Failure
We reveal systemic illegal logging by a major European company in the Democratic Republic of Congo, while Norway and France are on the brink of funding expansion of the country’s industrial logging sector..
“Buyers in Good Faith”
How timber exporters are complicit in plundering Peru’s Amazon
A MAJOR LIABILITY: Illegal logging in Papua New Guinea threatens China's timber sector and global reputation
As China continues to import huge volumes of timber from Papua New Guinea, its continued failure to regulate against illegally produced wood is putting its own reputation at risk.
We followed the 9,000-mile journey of rainforest timber from Papua New Guinea, where illegal logging is rampant, through China to the U.S.
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.
Millions of people live in forests and depend on them for almost everything. Hear from communities taking a stand against deforestation.