Latest Illegal logging Stories

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.

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.

2010-08-05 15:25:00

Environment groups name two kingpins in illegal international trade LONDON, Aug.

2010-07-15 14:15:20

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.