Press releases


2006








Media Release: The Future of Indonesia’s Forests

Media Release: The Future of Indonesia’s Forests

Illegal logging in Indonesia, as elsewhere, is a major and complex problem. Dealing with the many forms of illegal logging is in itself a major hurdle to preventing the problem, as substantial controversy surrounds what is and is not legal. This is especially difficult given inconsistencies in the law and conflicts between formal and customary law particularly in the context of decentralization.


US, EU Consumption Driving Chinese Imports of Illegal Wood

US, EU Consumption Driving Chinese Imports of Illegal Wood

Jakarta, Indonesia and Washington, DC (24 March 2006) – A new report released today by a coalition of international and Chinese organizations shows that the United States, Japan and the European Union are the main markets for furniture and other products made in China, much of which is made from wood harvested in countries with poor track records in terms of illegal logging, associated corruption or human rights violations.



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