Latest Illegal logging Stories
BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Tuesday denied accusations of plundering the world's rain forests to meet booming demand for wood.
By Jeremy Lovell LONDON (Reuters) - Developing nations have got far better at protecting rain forests over the past two decades but are a long way short of doing enough to save the crucial global resource, a new report said on Thursday.
By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO, Norway (Reuters) - The world should double the area of forests under the control of local communities by 2015 as part of an effort to combat poverty, a new international group said on Wednesday.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A Chinese researcher who prompted officials to give greater thought to building dams and an activist who exposed timber plunder in Liberia were two of six recipients on Monday of one of the world's most prominent environmental awards.
By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Indonesia launched talks on Tuesday to curb illegal logging that threatens the Southeast Asian country's rain forests and advanced other initiatives that could lead to a free trade pact, top trade officials from both countries said.
EU countries are helping destroy major forests in poorer countries through massive imports of illegal timber, the conservation group WWF said on Tuesday.
As many as 200 million Monarch butterflies may migrate to Mexico this year - a nearly tenfold increase over 2004, when unfavorable weather, pollution and deforestation caused a drastic decline in the population, environmental officials said Tuesday.
By Gustavo Palencia TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (Reuters) - Illegal logging driven by an underground timber trade that stretches from Central America to the United States and Europe is destroying the forests of Honduras, a U.S.-based environmental group said on Thursday.
By Andrew Hay BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazilian police on Wednesday arrested a gang that was forging thousands of logging permits in the Amazon, in the latest government effort to slow destruction of the world's largest rain forest.
BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazil said on Friday the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest was slowing, but environmental groups suggested much of the reduction was due to a slump in farming instead of government action.
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