Ten European traders could be importing illegal Congo timber worth millions, breaking the EUTR and damaging climate-critical rainforests.
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.
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..
A Major Liability
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.
The Forest Avengers
Illegal logging in Peru’s forests is still widespread and systematic, contributing towards the degradation of the Amazon.
Power to the People
Exposing how logging firms are are exploiting progressive community forestry in Liberia
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.