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Laos Vietnam timber

Revealed: how the Vietnamese military fuels destruction of Laos' forests

Faith Doherty

28th July, 2011

Undercover filming by the Environmental Investigation Agency has unearthed shocking evidence of military involvement in the illegal timber trade, all to feed western demand for stylish wood products, according to Faith Doherty more...
Illegal logging in Russia

Siberian tigers under threat as 'timber mafia' devastate Russian forests

Sebastian Strangio

11th May, 2011

Criminal gangs are increasingly smuggling Russian timber into China for manufacture into baby cribs, picture frames and toilet seats sold in the west. Those trying to thwart them face violence and corruption. Sebastian Strangio reports from Vladivostok more...

Roundwood timber framing: the greener way to build

Maddy Harland

19th October, 2010

Using our native softwoods and 'in the round' construction, this innovative technique results in beautiful buildings with high environmental credentials more...

Will historic deal to protect Canada's mighty boreal forest work?

Christopher Pala

26th October, 2010

The unprecedented Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement will, if all goes to plan, preserve vast swathes of the country's pristine wilderness. But as environmentalists and the logging industry begin to roll the initiative out, there are claims that not everything is as it should be, reports Christopher Pala more...
Timber in a warehouse

UK public unaware they could be contributing to illegal logging - WWF

Dearbhla Crosse

20th September, 2010

Many consumers mistakenly think that wood and paper products sold in the UK are not sourced from illegally logged timber linked to deforestation

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Wood

EU's ban on billion-pound illegally logged timber trade only the 'first step'

Ecologist

8th July, 2010

New regulations will apply to forest owners and companies importing timber but not to the rest of the supply chain and leaves sanctions down to individual countries more...
Logging in the Amazon

Industrial nations must tackle deforestation at Copenhagen, say MPs

Ecologist

30th June, 2009

A Commons environmental audit committee has called for industrialised nations to change their patterns of consumption if alarming rates of global deforestation are to be arrested and reversed more...
Ecologist Archive

Indonesia wages war against tribe

Paul Kingsnorth

29th January, 2009

Armed and financed by Western corporations, Indonesia is waging a brutal war against a tribal people with little more than bows and arrows to defend itself. more...
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Tree Thieves

Steve Kemper

7th August, 2008

The environmental disaster that put paid to China's intensive logging spawned an illegal trade in timber that risks global erosion. In their rush to feed the dragon, loggers on both sides of the law can't see the trees for the wood, says Steve Kemper more...
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Reclaimed Wood

Ecologist

1st June, 2005

For aesthetic and ethical reasons, salvaged timber is the best. more...
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Amazon Crime

Greg Nasmyth

1st May, 2004

Deep in the Amazon rainforest, renegade logging firms are stealing the land of impoverished communities and stripping it of the trees on which the whole world depends. Greg Nasmyth boards a 700-tonne icebreaker to join a group of Greenpeace activists in their bid to stop them. more...

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