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2011-06-29 06:00:00

WASHINGTON and DALLAS, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Kimberly-Clark and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announced the expansion of Kimberly-Clark's membership in the Global Forest & Trade Network (GFTN), a WWF initiative to eliminate illegal logging and conserve the world's most valuable and threatened forests. Kimberly-Clark will now include its worldwide operations in the initiative, building on its existing GFTN membership in select countries. The participation scope now...

2011-03-31 00:38:00

Brussels and Washington Should Think Twice Before Acting JAKARTA, Indonesia, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the European Union considers trade measures to limit paper imports from China, the motives behind this effort are now clear - a global campaign against forest industries in Asia - cloaked with Green rhetoric to save the forests - to shore up uncompetitive pulp and paper producers in Europe and the U.S. The campaign to get the EU to limit paper imports from China based...

2010-08-05 15:25:00

Environment groups name two kingpins in illegal international trade LONDON, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and Telapak today (August 5, 2010) name two of the kingpins in Indonesia profiteering from the hugely lucrative international trade in stolen timber. In the new report Rogue Traders: The Murky Business of Merbau Timber Smuggling in Indonesia, London-based EIA and Indonesian group Telapak identify businessmen Ricky Gunawan and Hengky...

2010-07-15 14:15:20

Positive impact on development and climate change The most thorough assessment to date of the global fight against illegal logging, released by Chatham House today, finds that a decade of international effort to tackle the problem is having a dramatic and beneficial effect both on forest dependent communities and on the global climate. According to the report, "Illegal Logging and Related Trade: Indicators of the Global Response", total global production of illegal timber has fallen by 22 per...

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2010-07-07 11:50:00

During his unprecedented expedition into the heart of the Amazon, Michigan State University geographer Bob Walker discovered surprising evidence that many of the Brazilian government's efforts to protect the environment are working. As expected, Walker and two fellow scientists "“ the first research team to travel a 700-mile stretch of the so-called Transamazon Highway in the western Amazon basin "“ confirmed the existence of illegal logging and gold-mining operations that...

2010-05-26 15:41:00

WASHINGTON, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Forest Legality Alliance was launched today to support private sector efforts and policies to reduce trade in illegally harvested wood. The Alliance is a global public-private initiative open to businesses, industry associations, financial institutions and civil society organizations with a stake in legal forest product supply chains. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091022/USAIDLOGO) Joining the World Resources Institute...

2010-05-26 13:45:00

Study Shows Rainforest Protections Would Net $200 Billion for US Soy, Beef, Timber and Oilseed Producers WASHINGTON, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading U.S. farm and forest products groups today called on Congress and the administration to help end tropical deforestation. The groups cited a new report showing that overseas agriculture and logging operations are expanding production by cutting down the world's rainforests, allowing them to flood the world market with cheap...

2010-03-31 11:00:00

- Forest Trends, Imazon and Telapak expand deforestation capabilities and expertise within Skoll portfolio - One Acre Fund and Tostan support economic and social transformation in Africa PALO ALTO, Calif., March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Skoll Foundation announced today its most recent investments in social entrepreneurs driving large scale change on critical issues around the globe. Recipients of the 2010 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship include three organizations - Forest...

2010-03-15 10:55:00

WASHINGTON, March 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global Witness and the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) today called on French shipping company Delmas to cancel a shipment of hundreds of tons of rosewood from the port of Vohemar, in northeastern Madagascar. The Delmas-operated vessel Kiara arrived in Vohemar on 11 March and is currently being loaded with containers filled with rosewood. The groups accuse the company, a division of shipping group CMA-CGM, of facilitating the...

2010-03-15 09:34:03

Beyond the headline-grabbing proposals on bluefin tuna and ivory trade, the largest wildlife trade convention meeting this week will also address several timber-related issues "“ an often overlooked responsibility of the Convention on International Trade and Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES). In a CITES meeting on Friday, Peru was given a six month ultimatum to address critical issues over the illegal mahogany trade. The CITES Standing Committee "“ the body that...


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