Illegal Logging Trade Decimates Forests
A new report from the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) and Interpol says that illegal logging accounts for up to 30 percent of the global logging trade, and contributes to more then 50 percent of tropical deforestation in Central Africa, the Amazon Basin and South East Asia.
United Nations Environment Program, 27 September 2012
Between 50 to 90 per cent of logging in key tropical countries of the Amazon basin, Central Africa and South East Asia is being carried out by organized crime threatening efforts... read more »
Logging destruction in Congo-Kinshasa.
Heritage, 4 September 2012
"They stole my name." That is one of the few explanations Paramount Chief Kaifa Manjo can offer to the dozens of men who had crammed into the back of a shop in Tawalata Town... read more »
The Inquirer, 25 September 2012
A comprehensive investigation by this paper has unearthed that a notorious Malaysian logging company (Samling) has surfaced in Liberia as a business partner to a Liberian logging... read more »
Tanzania Daily News, 24 September 2012
FOR years now, Tanzania has been named as one of the countries in the world losing millions of revenue due to increasingly smuggling and illegal business of forest products.read more »
ThinkAfricaPress, 7 September 2012
Anthony Kamara stands at the end of a long mud road rendered all but impassable by heavy logging equipment. In a vast expanse cut from the forest around him, he's surrounded by... read more »
The NEWS, 5 September 2012
A new report released by Global Witness in collaboration with two Liberian human rights organizations has uncovered how "secret logging contracts" have been awarded in an illegal... read more »