The Thousand Headed Snake

Forest Crimes, Corruption and Injustice in Indonesia

Forest crimes in Indonesia involve complex relationships between a number of interconnected participants – timber tycoons, military and police officers, corrupt government officials and politicians, the judiciary and international smuggling syndicates. Read more

Borderlines

Vietnam’s Booming Furniture Industry and Timber Smuggling in the Mekong Region

EIA/Telapak have been probing the trade in stolen timber in East Asia since the late 1990s. Over the last decade, governments around the world have made a raft of pronouncements regarding the seriousness of illegal logging and their determination to tackle it. Yet the stark reality is ‘business as usual’ for the organised syndicates looting the remaining precious tropical forests for a quick profit. Read more