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NGO Statements
August 27, 2015

This letter on behalf of human rights and environmental NGOs in Malaysia and the EU express concern about an arrest warrant for London-based investigative journalist Clare Rewcastle Brown, founder of Sarawak Report.

Annual Reports
August 20, 2015

In March 2015 Fern entered its third decade of campaigning for an EU that protects rather than destroys forests, and which respects rather than ignores the rights of those who depend on them. This annual report outlines the key events of our year April 2014 to March 2015 but also marks some of the highlights of our 20 years of campaigning.

August 10, 2015

With temperatures soaring across Europe this summer millions have enjoyed barbecues – and will continue to do so until the last drops of warm weather. Yet few are aware of the true cost of the charcoal they fire them with.

Press Releases
August 10, 2015

This press release accompanies Fern's report Playing with Fire: Human Misery, Environmental Destruction and Summer BBQs.

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NGO Statements
July 20, 2015

This letter from 12 international NGOs working on forest-related issues urges the Japanese Government to adopt effective legislation to prohibit illegal wood products from being marketed in Japan.

It is available in both English and Japanese.

EU Forest Watch
July 10, 2015
  • The story of Fern
  • Bold and eloquent: Pope Francis’ call to action
  • All agreed: a separate pillar for LULUCF is best approach
  • Landmark Dutch ruling takes intrepid stance on emissions and government’s duty towards citizens
  • What do you mean, ‘modernise’ the Birds and Habitats Directives, Mr Timmermans?
  • Lifting of ban on Brazilian beef linked to deforestation commitment
  • ‘Green’ subsidies for bioenergy could increase carbon emissions
  • Court rules in favour of transparency in Indonesia