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Greenpeace exposes blood timber planned for use in Rome's Metro

Feature story | 24 March, 2009 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists in Italy chained themselves to a shipment of illegally logged azobé ‘blood timber’ in Italy’s Ravenna port, hanging banners reading “African Forest Crime” and “Forest Destruction = Climate Change.” We also took action outside...

Notorious 'blood-timber' trader found guilty

Feature story | 7 June, 2006 at 0:00

In a verdict that will have far reaching implications for the international timber trade, a judge in The Hague has found a former timber trader and arms dealer guilty of breaking the UN arms embargo in Liberia and sentenced him to a maximum of 8...

Global action for ancient forests

Feature story | 23 June, 2003 at 0:00

Throughout the world, ancient forests are under threat. Many of the plants and animals that live in these forests face extinction. And many of the people and cultures who depend on these forests for their way of life are at risk. We are taking...

Logging fuels African conflict

Feature story | 31 March, 2003 at 0:00

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...

Forests need laws, not loopholes

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 25 September, 2014 3 comments

Sitting in the towering United Nation's building on New York's east side, it might be hard for world leaders to picture a destroyed forest, but I know just how depressing the site is. In Indonesia, and elsewhere, we've seen vast tracks...

Liberian timber trade fuels regional insecurity

Publication | 1 May, 2003 at 0:00

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...

Activists board the Meltemi ship

Image | 6 July, 2010 at 15:21

A Greenpeace action against the logging of timber from ancient forests in Liberia, 2002. Greenpeace activists board the 'Meltemi' ship to inspect the load of Liberian logs coming into Europe. Greenpeace investigations between 2000 and 2003...

Activist at top of the crane of the Meltemi

Image | 6 July, 2010 at 15:25

Greenpeace activist, Josevi, after spending night at top of the crane of the Meltemi, 2002. On the ship's decks, you can see the 'blood timber' from Liberia, which was used as a means of arming Charles Taylor's war on the people of Liberia.

Illegally logged "blood timber" from Liberia

Image | 24 March, 2009 at 0:00

Ravenna port, Italy. Activists chain themselves to illegally logged "blood timber" from Liberia.

Timber trader Gus Kouwenhoven has been found

Image | 7 June, 2006 at 0:00

Timber trader Gus Kouwenhoven has been found guilty of arms smuggling in war-torn Liberia.

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