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Farm bill is a diamond in the rough

Feature story | May 23, 2008 at 18:00

The Lacey Act has been protecting wildlife for over 100 years by ensuring that America will not engage in the illegal trafficking of animals, and now that same protection has been granted to wild plant life by the recently passed 2007 farm bill.

Expansion of Lacey Act will benefit forests, people and wildlife worldwide

Media release | May 22, 2008 at 18:00

WASHINGTON--Greenpeace today applauded the adoption of landmark federal legislation to curb illegal wood imports. Amid the furor of votes, vetoes, overrides and Congressional “glitches” of the 2007 farm bill, little notice has been given to the...

Illegal timber from the Brazilian Amazon sold all over the world

Blog by Daniel Brindis | May 15, 2014

Amazon timber is all over the U.S. You can find it in hardwood flooring at national retailers like Lumber Liquidators and in walkways at landmarks like Atlantic City, Miami Beach, and the Brooklyn Bridge. Much of this wood comes from Pará State,...

Using GPS Trackers, Forest Crimes Unit Exposes Amazon Timber Smuggling

Blog by Daniel Brindis | October 14, 2014

Deep in the Amazon, Greenpeace went undercover over the last few weeks using covert GPS locators, to monitor logging trucks shuttling between illegal logging camps and saw mills that export to the U.S. and Europe. During the day, empty logging...

The Lacey Act, politics and premium guitars

Blog by Scott Paul | October 13, 2011 2 comments

When we think of lumber we don’t always consider pianos, guitars, and violins. Yet these musical instruments tend to be made of some of the most valuable, exotic and sought-after woods on the planet, often originating from some of...

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