Latest Illegal logging Stories

2009-01-19 15:05:58

Govenrment officials said on Monday that logging must stop on nearly 13 million hectares of forest in the Democratic Republic of Congo, after a government review canceled nearly 60 percent of the vast country's timber contracts.

2008-12-01 07:45:00

Brazilian officials say the destruction of the Amazon rainforest has accelerated for the first time in four years; the government said the figure could have been a lot worse if it had not taken action against illegal logging.

2008-10-29 14:56:06

Logging companies have their eye on new US legislation that intends to stop illegal logging in an effort to save the world’s forests.

2008-10-16 08:10:00

Under growing international pressure, Brazilian authorities are increasingly turning to intelligence and technology to help fight the country’s illegal drug activities.

2008-07-02 15:00:25

ARLINGTON, Va., July 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A progress report issued today by the independent non-profit Sustainable Forestry Initiative(R) (SFI) shows tremendous growth in the forest certification program, reflecting a rapidly expanding desire by companies, markets and consumers for responsible forest management and products.

2008-06-19 12:00:33

WASHINGTON, June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Congress approved landmark legislation last night to address the global illegal logging crisis. The U.S. becomes the first country in the world to prohibit the import, sale or trade of illegally harvested wood and wood products.

2008-03-20 01:20:00

A report from two environmental groups found that Vietnam’s illegal logging is threatening some of the last intact forests in South-East Asia.

2008-02-26 13:40:00

160 elite Brazilian troops were sent to join with hundreds of police officers in the Amazon to combat illegal deforestation activity.

2007-12-15 10:45:00

Delegates at a U.N. climate conference have agreed to include forest conservation in any future discussions about a new global warming pact, paving the way for billions of dollars in new spending to attack illegal logging, officials said.

2006-09-05 21:10:00

Huge tracts of Brazil's Amazon rainforest were cleared legally and illegally in the past year, but the rate of deforestation slowed, the country's environment minister said on Tuesday.

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  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
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The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.