28 Jul 2022

In this deforestation-focused episode of the ILM podcast, Deputy Editor Tom Hogarth brings you three articles from ILM’s May/June 2022 print/digital issue around leather’s role in solving the problem, including expert insights from Mauricio Bauer and Gert van der Bijl.



This narrated podcast episode covers the deforestation special from the May/June issue of ILM, in which Consulting Technical Editor Karl Flowers laid out the current deforestation situation in South America and its links to the leather industry.

Following this examination of the issues at hand, Mauricio Bauer of the World Wildlife Fund (at the time of publication) and Gert van der Bijl of NGO Solidaridad provided their unique insights on the situation and what the path forward might look like for the leather supply chain.

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