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Keeping the FSC credible

Topic | December 6, 2013 at 10:45

Ecological and socially responsible forest management can, and is, being practiced worldwide. This kind of forest management seeks to ensure that the forest ecosystem is not damaged, that only low volumes of trees that can be sustained by the...

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

Background | June 26, 2013 at 11:00

Ecological and socially responsible forest management can, and is, being practiced worldwide. This kind of forest management seeks to ensure that the forest ecosystem is not damaged, that only low volumes of trees that can be sustained by the...

Illegal destruction of virgin forests set to continue unless Europe's timber law is...

Press release | March 3, 2014 at 10:55

Amsterdam, 3 March 2014 - National laws will continue to be broken, forested areas illegally destroyed and communities will go on suffering in the Democratic Republic of Congo and beyond if the European Union's Timber Regulation (EUTR) is...

Victory! How ten years of activism helped protect the world’s forests

Feature story | July 7, 2010 at 11:00

Today, after a ten year Greenpeace campaign, Europe banned the trade in illegal timber - a great leap forward in the struggle to protect the world's forests and climate. This is a look back at the ten years of activism that led to that law. It's...

'Organised chaos' in DRC logging sector threatens to cut off access to European market

Press release | March 4, 2013 at 10:22

Amsterdam, March 4, 2013 – The Democratic Republic of Congo's logging sector is in a state of “organised chaos” according to a new report from Greenpeace Africa, threatening to cut off trading with the European Union (EU), the world’s largest...

Logging in the Amazon

Background | November 21, 2005 at 14:27

Illegal and predatory logging plays a central role in the destruction of the Amazon. It is now generally accepted that illegal logging is the norm, rather than the exception in the Brazilian Amazon. Between 60 and 80 percent of all logging in the...

Greenpeace and Quercus block Amazon timber shipment from illegal loggers

Press release | March 22, 2005 at 0:00

Today activists from the environmental groups Greenpeace and Quercus blocked the timber carrier Skyman as it attempted to enter the port of Leixoes to prevent it from unloading timber from companies known to be involved in illegal and destructive...

Wood Products Legality Verification Systems

Publication | January 30, 2008 at 0:00

The market for legality verification of wood products has grown. Numerous systems and services have been developed to check, license or certify timber as legal. The need to assess and monitor the credibility of these schemes is critical and...

Illegal logging in Cameroon

Feature story | April 22, 2003 at 0:00

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...

World Bank cuts forest destruction funding

Feature story | December 12, 2007 at 16:06

Here's some good news in the fight to protect the second largest rainforest on Earth, as Olam - a major trading company - finds its World Bank funding cut, after we revealed their involvement in illegal logging in the Congo Basin Forest.

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