Illegal Deforestation Monitor

IDM tracks illegalities relating to conversion of forests for export-oriented agribusiness, the largest driver of global deforestation Continue reading

Grand Theft Chaco II: The Vice Continues

13.10.2021 One year on, failed response from Paraguayan government and leather industry to the scandal demonstrates urgent need for new laws

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Amazon slaughterhouses eye greater share of American pie as Brazil beef sales surge

23.09.2021 New slaughterhouses in Brazilian Amazon approved for export increase US exposure to environmental crimes and underline the need for binding regulations to stem its illegal deforestation footprint overseas

More suspect Amazon beef is US-bound after facilities in deforestation hotspots approved

23.09.2021 Beef sold in the US increasingly likely to be linked to illegal deforestation amid growing exports from Brazilian Amazon states

Calls grow for House of Lords to strengthen UK Environment Bill

13.09.2021 Government proposals to end UK role in driving deforestation overseas must be beefed up for benefits to be realised

Ikea, FSC actions on Siberia illegal logging scandal are a start. In our climate crisis, they must do much more

06.09.2021 Swedish retail giant and green timber label have moved to address problem of illegal sanitary felling in eastern Russia, but their measures must go further

An Illustrated guide to Europe’s role in Paraguay forest destruction

21.07.2021 Supply chain graphic shows how EU car leather helps fuel the loss of indigenous land in South America

Ikea's House of Horrors

15.07.2021 Ikea has for years sold children's furniture made from wood linked to vast illegal logging in protected forests in Russia.

The illegal Russian wood hidden inside Ikea children’s furniture

15.07.2021 A new Earthsight investigation unpacks Ikea's latest illegal timber problem

Swedish court fines company for Ukrainian timber purchases that flouted EUTR

23.06.2021 Authorities fine trader for breaching EU timber law, following Earthsight report 

It’s official: EU says neither FSC nor Ukraine government can guarantee wood is legal

23.06.2021 New EU guidance has recognised failings of the global green label and authorities at ensuring timber legality

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