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Illegal logging

Issue date: 
01 October 2012

How the mafia is destroying the rainforests

It's not as glamorous as cocaine or diamonds, but the illegal logging industry has become very attractive to criminal organisations over the past decade.

The Different Colours of REDD

Ilona Jankovits  -  320217-  Msc Global Business and Stakeholder Management - The Different Colours of REDD

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September 26, 2012

Liberia To Investigate Logging Of Rainforests

A report by the non-governmental organization Global Witness says more than 60 percent of the West African nation's rainforests have been granted to logging companies in the past six years. The group has found evidence of fraud and misconduct within Liberia's logging sector.

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September 19, 2012

Forest governance critical to global forest conservation, industry sustainability

COLLEGE STATION – Protecting forests and the livelihoods they support depends on the ability to develop and implement effectively policy and other initiatives with global cooperation, according to Dr.

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4th September 2012

Liberian forests to be flattened by secret logging contracts

A quarter of Liberia’s total landmass has been granted to logging companies in just two years, following an explosion in the use of secretive and often illegal logging permits,

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September 4, 2012

Consumer demand 'can influence sustainable forestry'

Harvesting forestry sustainably and profitably is entirely possible, but requires consumers and businesses to pressurise governments into action.

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August 29th, 2012

REDD+ initiative for saving forests in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

THE FORESTS in Pakistan are severely threatened by growing consumption of fuel wood and illegal logging. It is feared that if immediate action is not taken this natural resource would be totally consumed within next 15 years.

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Aug 25 2012

Whose Timber is it Anyway?

With Pakistan’s last major stands of deodar (cedar) threatened by a ‘timber mafia’, the local people in the Chitral district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province are resorting to direct action to stop the denudation of their picturesque alpine homeland.

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July 9, 2012

EUTR Issues High on Agenda at UK Stakeholder Day

With the introduction of the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) only months away, PEFC UK hosted a Stakeholder Meeting in London on the 26 June, with the central theme of mitigating risk in procuring forest products.

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Na Hang special-use forest unavoidable of illegal lumberjacks?

The Na Hang special-use forest, the land of many kinds of rare and precious trees which are hundreds of years old, have been in serious danger.


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