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The Paradise Forests Of Asia Pacific: Unchecked illegal and destructive logging...

Publication | 4 January, 2004 at 1:00

One of the last great Ancient Forests, is the Paradise Forest of Asia Pacific which encompasses the diverse tropical forests of Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and nearby archipelagos. This region has evergreen rainforests including mangrove, coastal...

Tasmanian forests under threat

Publication | 5 January, 2004 at 1:00

The Styx Valley in south-west Tasmania, Australia houses the world's tallest hardwood trees and flowering plants. The Eucalyptus regnans or 'swamp gums' in the Styx stand up to 96.5 metres tall and are second in height only to the famous Redwood...

Malaysia's Mega-diversity under Threat

Publication | 5 January, 2004 at 1:00

Malaysia ranks 14th on the list of the 17 mega-diverse countries that contain around 70% or more of the planet’s (terrestrial, freshwater and marine) biodiversity making them transcendental to global efforts of biodiversity conservation. ...

Canada's Largest Ecosystem is being destroyed by Logging

Publication | 5 January, 2004 at 1:00

Canada's Boreal forest is one of the largest tracts of ancient forest left in the world. Almost 80 per cent of the world's original forests have been degraded or completely destroyed, making the protection of our boreal forest all the more...

State of Conflict

Publication | 3 November, 2003 at 1:00

The report 'State of Conflict' focuses on the Brazilian Amazon state of Pará, where industrial activities are surging ahead leaving the law behind. It concentrates on the two most aggressive industrial frontiers in Pará State: the regions of...

Chainsaw criminal CIBEC

Publication | 22 April, 2003 at 2:00

In 2001 and 2002, the Cameroon logging company CIBEC, controlled by Dutch businessman Jacco Ravenhorst, carried out a large scale illegal logging operation in the rainforest of south-west Cameroon. CIBEC´s logging operations caused economic...

Chainsaw criminal Wijma

Publication | 22 April, 2003 at 2:00

In its company literature, the Dutch logger and timber trader Wijma has made many claims about the environmental and social acceptability of its timber. However, Wijma not only buys from some of the most notorious logging companies in Africa, but...

A year of Contradictions: Great Bear Rainforest Agreement Report Card 2003

Publication | 7 April, 2003 at 2:00

the second annual Great Bear Rainforest Report Card gives the BC government dismal grades on most aspects of its commitment to uphold the precedent-setting April 2001 agreement. The groups had little choice but to award dismal grades on...

Islands Adrift: Comparing Industrial and Small-Scale Economic Options for Marovo...

Publication | 1 March, 1999 at 1:00

Our report "Islands Adrift" shows that small-scale development options (like reef fishing, beche de mer collection, ecotimber and ecotourism) were worth US$29 million to landowners, compared to US$8 million for industrial logging.

Caught between Two Worlds: A Social Impact Study of Large and Small Scale Development...

Publication | 1 October, 2000 at 2:00

“Caught Between Two Worlds” describes the problems large-scale industrial enterprises like logging and plantations cause for families and communities in the Solomon Islands. The report reinforces the importance of village based development in the...

Forest Views: a newsletter for customers and investors of Canadian logging companies,...

Publication | 1 October, 2002 at 2:00

In this Issue: Forestry in BC: Business as Usual, Forest Practices Code, Who´s Good, Between the Covers? Wind Generation and Benchmarks.

Betraying out Trust: A citizen’s update on environmental

Publication | 1 April, 1998 at 2:00

From 1992 to 1995, under Premier Mike Harcourt, the BC government made better environmental stewardship a top priority. Environment Ministers John Cashore and Moe Sihota were strong voices for environmental progress. Many promising initiatives...

Anything Goes? Report on PEFC-Certified Finnish Forestry

Publication | 29 January, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace Nordic and the Finnish Nature League studied PEFC-certified forestry in Finland in the autumn of 2000 and the beginning of year 2001. The report Anything goes? published in January 2001 examines the ecological reliability of the PEFC...

Carving Up The Congo - Part 4

Publication | 11 April, 2007 at 2:00

Part 4

Dancing in the Streets

Feature story | 30 March, 2006 at 2:00

Thousands of young people from around the world gathered together in the "Samba for Life" parade in Curitiba, Brazil. They were appealing to ministers gathered at the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to reduce biodiversity loss and to...

Anything Goes? A briefing on PEFC certified Finnish forestry

Publication | 29 January, 2001 at 1:00

A vast majority of the Finnish forests have been certified according to the Finnish Forest Certification System FFCS. FFCS was acknowledged as part of the Pan European Forest Certification Scheme (PEFC) on May 24, 2000. According to the FFCS...

Indonesia's Forests in Crisis

Publication | 5 January, 2004 at 1:00

Indonesia is an archipelago of 17,000 islands stretching from the waters off Malaysia to the island of New Guinea. Indonesia's forests are home to 10% of the planet's diversity of plants and animals. Orang-utans, elephants, tigers, rhinoceros,...

Finnish Forestry: destroying forests, destroying livelihoods

Publication | 15 May, 2003 at 2:00

Even in a wealthy, forest-rich nation like Finland, industrial logging is jeopardising the survival of the country´s last ancient – or old-growth – forests. These forests are crucial for maintaining biodiversity and the traditional livelihoods of...

US aims to jeopardise legal action on illegal logging

Press release | 16 March, 2005 at 1:00

The United States was exposed yesterday as planning to jeopardise multi-lateral action to stop the trade in products from illegally logged timber , less than 48 hours prior to the first ever joint meeting of G8 Environment and Development...

Tanjung Puting National Park under Seige

Publication | 5 January, 2004 at 1:00

Illegal logging is rampant and out of control in Indonesia. It has permeated virtually every forest including areas that are protected from exploitation. In Central Kalimantan, the once pristine Tanjung Puting National Park is one of many...

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