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Liberian timber trade fuels regional insecurity

Publication | 1 May, 2003 at 2:00

Logging is a lucrative business in poverty-stricken Liberia and has long been one of the prime sources of government revenue. Following a United Nations ban on all diamond exports from Liberia in March 2001, logging has become the single largest...

Campaign to ban exports of controversial Liberian timber vindicated

Press release | 7 May, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace today welcomed the agreement of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to end the role of the timber trade in fuelling the war machine of Liberian President Charles Taylor. The decision renews existing sanctions imposed on Liberia...

Bloody timber off the market

Feature story | 7 May, 2003 at 2:00

While many people know diamonds are not best friends with regional stability in West Africa, the timber industry quietly stepped in to support arms trafficking in Liberia both logistically and financially. But after two years of intense...

A Greenpeace inspection team from the Greenpeace

Image | 15 May, 2003 at 3:00

A Greenpeace inspection team from the Greenpeace flagship SV Rainbow Warrior mark contentious timber imported from tropical rainforests in Western Africa. Greenpeace is campaigning to protect the world's remaining ancient forests.

Greenpeace activists are arrested by French

Image | 16 May, 2003 at 3:00

Greenpeace activists are arrested by French police for blocking an entrance of Sete Harbour to prevent the importation of contentious timber from the tropical rain-forests in Western Africa. Greenpeace is currently campaigning to protect the...

Greenpeace activists are arrested by French

Image | 16 May, 2003 at 3:00

Greenpeace activists are arrested by French police for blocking an entrance of Sete Harbour to prevent the importation of contentious timber from the tropical rain-forests in Western Africa. Greenpeace is currently campaigning to protect the...

Greenpeace activists block the entrance to

Image | 30 May, 2003 at 3:00

Greenpeace activists block the entrance to the city council of Barcelona with a coffin containing a mock gorilla with a banner that reads, No more illegal logging.Greenpeace has recently uncovered that the Council buys timber from illegal...

Greenpeace Intercepts A Shipment Of Conflict Timber In Italy

Press release | 3 June, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists today uncovered a shipment of conflict timber on the MV Mentor in the Italian port of Salerno. The area around the shipment of conflict wood was cordoned off by the activists and marked as a Forest Crime Scene. The logs were...

Greenpeace activists uncover a shipment of

Image | 3 June, 2003 at 3:00

Greenpeace activists uncover a shipment of conflict timber on the MV Mentor in the Italian port of Salerno.

German timber importer trades in destructive timber from Africa

Press release | 11 June, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists today once again drew attention to the trade in timber from the destruction of the world's last remaining ancient forest. This time, the environmental group protested against the German firm, Fritz Offermann Sawmill and...

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