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Loggers against Earth's most threatened tribe

Toby Nicholas

11th November 2013

The Awá have been driven to the brink of extinction as waves of illegal loggers, settlers and ranchers have flooded their land. Toby Nicholas reports that there is hope on the horizon ... more...
Deforestation

Activists return to defend Tasmania's forests as logging resumes

Ollie Milman

27th April, 2012

An agreement that would end 30 years of verbal, and often physical, confrontation over the future of the forests in the Australian state of Tasmania is teetering on the edge of collapse. Ollie Milman reports more...
Pillage theory

Pillage theory: a blueprint for prosecuting corporations trading in conflict resources

Matilda Lee

20th April, 2012

Timber, diamonds, gold and oil have long been recognised as drivers of war. But companies involved in trading commodities from conflict zones are seldom prosecuted. Isn't it time they were held to account? Matilda Lee reports more...
Environmental Investigation Agency

EIA: 'Anti-corruption activists need help bringing iIlegal loggers to justice'

Faith Doherty

17th April, 2012

The Environmental Investigation Agency's forestry campaigner Faith Doherty welcomes a new report by the World Bank calling for stronger action to stop forestry corruption, but says more support is needed to help activists follow the money trail more...
Illegal timber

UK shamed as appetite for cheap timber sees it top sales of illegal wood

Tom Levitt

23rd February, 2012

The £700 million trade is 'one of the best kept secrets', say campaigners, with consumers largely unaware they are buying illegally felled timber more...

Who are the Mashco-Piro tribe and can they still hope to stay 'uncontacted'?

David Hill

1st February, 2012

Politicians deny the existence of isolated tribes like the Mashco-Piro as oil, gas and logging exploration increasingly encroaches on their forest territory more...
Sarawak forests

Activists challenge 'corrupt' government in the battle for Sarawak's rainforests

Alex Joseph

10th August, 2011

Land seizures, rampant logging and oil palm expansion have decimated Sarawak's forests. But now an invigorated reform movement is fighting back - accusing the government and its chief minister Abdul Taib Mahmud of duplicity. Alex Joseph reports more...
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...
Sumatran forest

Revealed: paper giant 'linked to Indonesian forest trashing' targeted activists

Mandy Haggith

30th March, 2011

A little-reported legal battle in Italy between paper company Pigna and eco-activists from Terra! is leading to fears that it may open the way for big companies to muzzle legitimate environmental protests. Mandy Haggith reports
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Sumatran forest

7 ways to help stop tropical deforestion & illegal logging

Peter Dauvergne & Jane Lister

11th March, 2011

A store like Walmart can wield more power than a country over a logging company - especially in the global South. But what's good for Walmart is not always good for the planet. Peter Dauvergne & Jane Lister outline 7 key tools for retailers to limit the impacts of timber consumption more...
Amit Jethwa

Indian activists risk death to expose illegal logging, pollution and mining

Ambika Hiranandani and Tom Levitt

14th December, 2010

The recent death of Indian environmentalist Amit Jethva was the latest in a growing number of disturbing incidents of brutality and violence against activists, report Ambika Hiranandani and Tom Levitt more...

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Sunlight through the trees

Logging company accused of ‘misleading public’ with carbon conservation project

Kara Moses

3rd December, 2010

Controversial Indonesian company Asia Pulp & Paper has come under fire from environmentalists because of 'false claims' over Sumatran rainforest carbon reserve more...

Deforestation could fuel deadly spread of malaria, yellow fever and Lyme disease

David Hawkins

17th November, 2010

The economic and climate-related impacts of forest destruction are well known, but continued logging could unleash devastating new pandemics and spread fatal diseases into the human population, scientists tell the Ecologist more...

Bush-meat demand fuelling secretive trade in Guinea-Bissau's primates

Dearbhla Crosse

29th September 2010

Logging, mining and agriculture are opening up Guinea-Bissau's once intact forests to the ravages of the bush-meat trade, an Ecologist investigation finds more...
bush meat

Special report: Horrific bush-meat trade stalks Guinea-Bissau

Dawn Starin

29th September 2010

In a remarkable and harrowing dispatch from Guinea-Bissau, Dawn Starin reports how logging, mining and agriculture are opening up the country's once intact forests to the ravages of the growing bush-meat trade, threatening some of the country's most enigmatic monkey species more...
Northern Boreal Forest

Greenpeace's ceasefire with the logging companies was not a deal with the devil

Richard Brooks

21st July, 2010

It took many environmentalists by surprise - that fiercely campaigning NGOs could not just make peace with their corporate enemies but enter into an agreement with them. This is a crucial step forward, says Richard Brooks more...
Wood

Campaigners dispute reports of a decline in illegal logging

Tom Levitt

15th July, 2010

Claims of a decrease in illegal logging mask a growing amount of illegal harvesting by licensed companies and a lack of confidence in methods of measuring logging activity more...
Boreal forests

Activists hail 'historic' Canadian forest agreement

Ecologist

19th May, 2010

Logging companies agree to deal safeguarding an area of endangered boreal forest twice the size of Germany more...
Ghost forest

Deforestation in central London

Laura Sevier

17th November

An installation featuring giant tropical tree stumps in Trafalgar square is designed to symbolise threatened rainforest trees throughout the world more...
Bulldozer rolling off barge in Paraguay

Clamping down on logging in Brazil moves it to Paraguay

Ecologist

20th November, 2009

Former Paraguayan government minister makes plea for West to intervene in runaway illegal logging situation displaced from Brazil more...
Making greener savings

Ecologist guide to ethical finance

Ecologist

14th October, 2009

Banks, building societies, ethical funds, pensions or people - where should the discerning environmentalist put their money? more...
In the News

Sustainable palm oil usage at unsatisfactory levels

Ecologist

1st July, 2009

Land victory will allow Borneo’s indian tribes to fight palm oil industries, although use of sustainable palm oil sits at a mere one per cent. more...

Dan Box blog: Final preparations

Dan Box

9th April, 2009

In Dan Box's final write-up before he heads for the Carteret Islands, he contemplates his journey and how prepared he really is. 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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