The news archive until 2019 is currently located on the old webpage of the Bruno Manser Fonds.

Oct 14, 2020

IKEA: No sustainability without transparency

Furniture giant refuses to provide precise information on the origin of wood from high-risk countries

Oct 6, 2020

Ikea denies purchase of illegal timber from Ukraine

Investigation commissioned by IKEA found no evidence of illegal wood in its supply chain

Oct 1, 2020

Penan communities appalled by timber certification issued without their knowledge

Penan communities from the Limbang area only learnt about the issuance of a timber certificate affecting their area two years after the fact – they now demand respect of Free, Prior and Informed Consent

Sep 10, 2020

IKEA faces investigation for breaching Swiss timber declaration laws

Failure to comply with Swiss consumer laws indicates furniture giant's problem with its supply chains in Eastern Europe

Apr 21, 2020

«When humans invade an ecosystem, viruses spread»

The Bruno Manser Fund (BMF) talked to Kinari Webb, physician and founder of Health in Harmony, about how environmental destruction affects human health and allows for diseases like COVID-19 to spread.

Apr 14, 2020

Joint NGO Statement on Tokyo 2020 Olympics’ «Fake Sustainability»

Organizers called on to learn from & fix procurement failures linked to rainforest destruction in light of the Olympics postponement

Mar 24, 2020

Indigenous leaders question ongoing oil palm and timber activities during COVID-19-lockdown

Oil palm and timber companies received permits to continue work in Sarawak despite national lockdown – indigenous leaders criticise the government’s decision

Oct 15, 2019

Bruno Manser feature film to open Zurich Film Festival

Major Swiss movie production honours missing rainforest advocate Bruno Manser.

Sep 6, 2019

Sarawak natives challenge Malaysia’s palm oil industry

Indigenous Penan and Berawan communities file lawsuit against palm oil development destroying rainforests near the UNESCO-protected Gunung Mulu National Park

Jun 18, 2019

Oligarch’s resort plans threaten primeval beech forests

A planned mega ski resort in the Ukrainian Carpathians threatens some of Europe’s last primeval beech forests.

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