The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said it will continue to block timber imports from Inversiones La Oroza SRL (Oroza), a Peruvian exporter, based on illegally harvested timber found in its supply chain.
MYANMAR - Myanmar has freed 153 Chinese facing life sentences for illegal logging. Their release was part of a larger presidential amnesty deal which freed close to 7,000 prisoners.Last week's sentencing strained the country's relation with neighboring China. News reports say a life sentence like that given to the 153 loggers, is typically equal to 20 years. An additional two Chinese loggers, both said to be minors, were given 10 years.
A new report by Environmental Investigation Agency shows widespread corruption in the logging and exporting by Myanmar of teak and other woods.
A Malaysian husband and wife face up to 20 years in prison if convicted on charges of illegal logging from the Bukit Kinta forest reserve.
The investigator in this video makes a good point...that once timber is sawn, it is nearly impossible to tell legal from illegal timber.
By Chuck Ray
A $21.5 million forestry management grant to stop impoverished farmers from burning Congo's rain forests to open farmland, has been awarded by the Climate Investment Funds - the first for forest action to an African nation.
By Bill Esler
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has won approval of a $21.5 million grant from the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) to jump-start sustainable management of its critically important forest sector to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
Some 194 people were arrested and timber valued at $8 million was seized in INTERPOL’s first international operation targeting large-scale illegal logging and forest crimes.
Thai rosewood has been given protection under international law, one of many decisions made at the recent Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), held March 3-14 in Bangkok, Thailand.