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June 27, 2012

New Online Tool Supports Fight Against Illegal Logging

The World Resources Institute (WRI) today announced the launch of the Forest Legality Risk Information Tool, an open-access global information website designed to assist purchasers of forest products in securing fiber from legal sources.

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Ikea criticised for not using sustainable wood

Ikea has come under heavy criticism for failing to use sustainable forestry for making its wooden furniture.

The Swedish company has been found to have cleared old-growth forests in the north of Russia in Karelia through its wholly-owned subsidiary Swedwood.

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31 May 2012

The Bid to Save Nigeria's Rainforests

With the lyrics of American rap legend Tupac Shakur pumping from the car stereo, 36-year-old Steve Okoikpi manoeuvres his Mercedes Benz through sharp bends on the road.

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June 10, 2012

Interpol, UN join forces to tackle global forest crime

Project Leaf will also support enforcement agencies in countries with the biggest forest crime problems, the state-funded BBC reported.

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April 17, 2012

EU Timber Regulations: Well-intentioned or risky?

In March 2013 the European Union will start enforcing a new timber regulation that is designed to prevent illegally logged wood, and products made from illegally logged wood, from entering into the EU.

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05 Mar 2012

Cameroon government cracks down on illegal logging

The government of Cameroon has intensified a crackdown on illegal loggers in a measure aimed at conserving the country’s forest resources and combating the effects of climate change.

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March 20, 2012

Belize enacts moratorium on rosewood

The Belizean Government has banned the harvesting and export of rosewood with immediate effect, in response to the widespread clearing of the hardwood species for the Asian market.

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March 19, 2012

Forests agency sued for logging

STATE-OWNED timber agency VicForests has been hit with court action by the Environment Department after it allegedly logged protected rainforest.

World Banks' new report on illegal logging

March, 2012: Once again a reputable organization comes up with a delusive and misleading statement. Apparently it seems to be a real brainteaser to understand the difference between illegal logging and deforestation. Just like the EU, World Bank came up with a text in which illegal logging and deforestation are used synonymously.

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28 February 2012

43 European states negotiate binding legal framework

The representatives of 43 European countries – the 27 EU member states plus the European Commission, Russia and other non-EU European countries – have begun negotiating a legally binding agreement on sustainable forest management in Europe.


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