At the end of November, Australia becomes the first southern hemisphere country where wood fibre importers must declare they have not introduced illegally logged wood. If they break the law, there are fines and the real prospect of jail.
New book’s shocking tale of Sarawak’s lost forests
Sarawak has long been the Achilles heel of Malaysia’s efforts to build an acceptable image as one of the world’s leading suppliers of certified tropical hardwood. And in November things got a whole lot worse.
Britain’s Grand Designs Home of the Year judges described it as “a breathtakingly bold design that cleverly blends in with the local vernacular”. And the 2014 UK Wood Awards adjudicators also went big on it.