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NGO Statements
April 17, 2015

On 9 April 2015, the MPOC released an article attacking Fern's report "Stolen Goods". Fern entirely refutes the accusations levelled at the report, and have therefore produced this short briefing to outline our answers to their criticisms.

April 15, 2015

On 30 March 2015, Fern hosted a conference looking at how to develop an EU Action Plan on Deforestation. This is important as the EU's consumption of agricultural commodities and timber has resulted in the destruction of at least 9 million hectares of forest, equivalent to the size of Ireland, over the period 1990 - 2008.

March 30, 2015

This report examines the EU’s “Deforestation Footprint” – its role in global deforestation. It looks at important action the EU has taken, through the Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan to improve how forests are owned and managed in timber-exporting countries and to prevent imports of illegal tropical timber entering EU borders.

EU Forest Watch
March 30, 2015
  • Fern Celebrates 20 years of campaigning to respect rights and protect forests
  • European Parliament conference calls for EU Action on Deforestation and Forest Degradation
  • New Fern research provides recommendations for EU action on deforestation
  • Burning Matter
  • Consuming less, Consuming better
  • Starving damaging projects of funds
Press Releases
March 29, 2015

This press release launches Fern's new campaign to deal with the EU drivers of deforestation. It outlines the scale of the problem and the comprehensive steps the EU can take to tackle it. Find out more by visiting or

March 29, 2015