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May 10, 2011

EU signs a deal with Liberia to end trade of illegal timber

The European Union and the Government of Liberia, which presides over half of the remaining rainforest in West Africa, announced today a landmark agreement to ensure that all Liberian timber products exported from Liberia to the EU are derived from legal sources and that the resulting trade will benefit the Liberian people. EFIs EU FLEGT Facility provided technical support to the preparation, negotiation and implementation of FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreement in Liberia.

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May 6th, 2011

Chinese logging ban impacting future log supplies

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Apr 29, 2011

EU FLEGT-REDD Facilities open consultation on development of a Forest Governance Research Agenda

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April 18, 2011

Corruption threatens to destroy Cameroon’s domestic timber industry

AOUNDE, Cameroon (18 April, 2011)_The trade in illegally harvested timber provides a living for more than 45,000 people, a major source of income for corrupt officials and not a cent for the state. Follow this 5-part series as I explore Cameroon’s hidden harvest.

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18 April 2011

Alerce Theft Convictions Upheld By Chile Appeals Court

The Puerto Montt appeals court last week unanimously confirmed the verdict against rightist political leader Nelson Schwerter for illegal logging and trading of ancient Alerce trees.

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April 19, 2011

EU-Indonesia reach historic agreement on illegal timber

AFTER four years of negotiations, the EU and Indonesia have this week finalised an historic new trade agreement to stem the flow of illegal timber to European markets.

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5 April 2011

GEF Project in Komi Republic Saves Emissions by Reducing Fires and Illegal Logging

5 April 2011: A Global Environment Facility Project is reported to be helping the Government of Komi (Russian Federation) to improve the sustainability of the national protected area system and measure carbon stocks and reduced emissions from deforestation.

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March 21, 2011

Government To Come Down Hard On Illegal Loggers

JOHOR BAHARU, March 21 (Bernama) - Illegal loggers beware! The Natural Resources and Environment Ministry is getting more aggressive in its war against illegal logging in the country.

And, it is to be armed with tougher legislation by way of an amendment to the National Forestry Act 1984, which seeks prove of the source of suspected illegal timber, doubles the penalty to RM1 million, and increases the minimum mandatory jail sentence from one year to five years.

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March 07, 2011

Stopping export logging, oil palm expansion in PNG in 2012 would cost $1.8b, says economist

Stopping logging for timber export and conversion of forest for oil palm plantations would cost Papua New Guinea roughly $1.8 billion dollars from 2012 to 2025, but would significantly reduce the country's greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new analysis published by an economist from the University of Queensland.

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March 3, 2011

Peru admits timber certificates faked in secret cable

Peru’s government has secretly admitted that 70-90% of its mahogany exports were illegally felled, according to a US embassy cable revealed by Wikileaks.


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by Dr. Radut