When civil society organisations in Indonesia began proposing ways to end illegal logging, they knew they had a mountain to climb. In 2002, some 80 percent of logging there was illegally. Corruption and conflict were widespread. Trust was lacking.
The Bekou Fund, Ministry of Environment of Central African Republic (CAR), Wildlife Conservation Society, ECOFAUNE+ project and AGRECO published a press release showing the alarming results of an aerial survey of wildlife populations in the north of CAR.