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Role of the African timber trade in the creation of conflict and poverty

Publication | 4 February, 2003 at 1:00

A call for action to stop the role of the timber trade in fuelling war economies. Tropical timber is a high value product which is easily exploitable and readily marketable. With relatively low investments, logging can quickly generate big...

Logging fuels African conflict

Feature story | 31 March, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists in Italy exposed the import of logs from Liberia in the port of Ravenna which are helping to fuel a civil war in West Africa. New evidence reveals that the president and chief shareholder of the timber company has helped...

Activists paint Liberian logs with "Logs

Image | 31 March, 2003 at 3:00

Activists paint Liberian logs with "Logs of War" and "Forest Crime" in the Italian port of Ravenna.

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 Reef

Publication | 22 April, 2003 at 2:00

The Dutch logger and timber trader Reef has an excellent environmental reputation. But Reef´s own logging activities are not always as environmentally and socially responsible as Reef wants its customers to believe.

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...

Illegal logging in Cameroon

Feature story | 22 April, 2003 at 2:00

Imagine looking up and seeing a thick canopy every shade of green, rays of sunlight streaming through leaves as birds twitter and chirp. The humidity is so thick it hangs like a fog over the damp plants on the ground. Something moves in the...

Caught on the spot in Cameroon’s rainfores

Image | 22 April, 2003 at 3:00

Caught on the spot in Cameroon’s rainfores an abandoned Wijma (GWZ) log illegally cut lies outside Wijma’s valid cutting permit. The log has been fraudulently marked using the code of Wijma’s valid cutting permit VC 09-04-59.

Reef logs on their way to the sawmill.

Image | 22 April, 2003 at 3:00

Reef logs on their way to the sawmill.

Is the Dutch Government Using Illegally Produced Wood ?

Press release | 24 April, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists today branded the pier in The Hague harbour, which is presently being renovated using timber the Dutch government imported from Cameroon. Twenty activists participated in this protest by painting "Wrong Wood" behind the...

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