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Forest fires in Sumatra

Image | 25 August, 2006 at 3:00

Forest fires in Sumatra, Indonesia, have now become an annual phenomenon, thanks to the effects of unsustainable logging, and are the cause of a thick smog-like haze over the entire region which threatens the health of millions of people and adds...

Globe warms: rainforests burn

Feature story | 12 September, 2006 at 2:00

In what is becoming an annual event, increasingly frequent and more intense fires are sweeping through the tropical rainforests of Indonesia and Brazil. The burning of the rainforests not only threaten biodiversity in the affected areas but, by...

FLEGT: Industry Statement

Publication | 19 September, 2006 at 2:00

EU President implicated in Forest Crimes

Press release | 19 September, 2006 at 2:00

A Greenpeace International report released today reveals how illegally logged timber from Russia is being freely imported into Finland to factories including those of Stora Enso, which is partly owned by the Finnish State.

Clearcut forest in Russia

Image | 26 September, 2006 at 17:19

Clearcut forest in Russia. Much of the timber from clearcuts like these are destined for Finland.

Finland receives Golden Chainsaw award

Feature story | 27 September, 2006 at 2:00

In the decades between the 1950s and 1970s birch trees in Finland were considered 'flora non grata' by foresters as they weren't commercially useful. They were routinely cut down and poisoned to reduce their numbers. In some areas, the Finns even...

Workers in the 'Coordination Provinciale

Image | 1 October, 2006 at 3:00

Workers in the 'Coordination Provinciale pour la protection de l'environnement', an office which handles environmental affairs in the region. Officials have none of the necessary equipment to oversee the logging industry.

A woman from a forest dependant community

Image | 20 October, 2006 at 2:00

A woman from a forest dependant community gathers firewood. Beyond environmental impacts, logging in this region exacerbates poverty and leads to social conflicts.

Children sit on logs in the Democratic Republic

Image | 22 October, 2006 at 3:00

Children sit on logs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. More than 21 million hectares of the nation's rainforest are now allocated to the logging industry.


Image | 1 November, 2006 at 1:00

M-Real and Botnia mills in Kemi, Northern Finland, use wood from Finnish ancient forests.

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