Behind the Veneer

How Indonesia’s Last Rainforests are being Felled for Flooring

Demand-driven illegal logging in Indonesia is destroying one of the world’s most important remaining tracts of undisturbed tropical forest. Despite unprecedented enforcement operations by the Indonesian government, every day thousands of hectares of Indonesia’s forests are cut illegally to supply the thousands of factories across Asia. Much of this timber is destined for the shelves of high street retailers and builder’s merchants in the EU and US. Read more

Konsumen Eropa dan Amerika ditipu untuk Membeli Kayu Curian dari Hutan Papua

Jakarta, 4 April 2006, Konsumen pengguna lantai kayu merbau di Eropa dan Amerika telah disesatkan oleh pengecer besar dan pemegang merk lantai kayu terkemuka untuk membeli kayu ilegal yang dicuri dari hutan di Indonesia tepatnya dari propinsi Papua – demikian diungkapkan oleh Telapak dan Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) hari ini. Read more