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Issue date: 
14 February 2012

Private sector corruption

What is private sector corruption? A flippant answer would be anything that the losing party in a job or tender selection process says it is, since there is that old saying that one person's corruption (or patronage, nepotism) is another's rightful meritocracy!1

Time for a re-evaluation and new market rules?

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February 15, 2012

Illegal Logging Unlikely to End Unless All Companies Follow Rules

Efforts to stem illegal logging by requiring Indonesian timber exports to be certified will prove futile if cheaper, uncertified wood continues to be available on the market, officials said on Tuesday.

Diah Raharjo, director of the Multistakeholder Forestry Program, a collaboration between the Indonesian and British governments, said progress was being made in getting logging firms to comply but there was still much work to do.

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February 2, 2012

Malaysia loses RM900mil a year to illegal deforestation

Malaysia is believed to have lost between RM800mil and RM900mil a year to illegal logging, said Transparency International-Malaysia (TI-M) president Datuk Paul Lo

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January 03, 2012

Life imprisonment for illegal loggers okayed

THE House of Representatives has passed on third and final reading a proposed law imposing life imprisonment to people engaged in illegal logging.

Aurora Rep. Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara said the measure would strengthen government’s campaign against illegal loggers which is now causing serious flooding in the country, recently in Northern Mindanao.

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24 January 2012

'Peak timber' concerns in tropics

(BBC) - Current tropical timber practices are not sustainable and nations should consider the "implications of 'peak timber'", a study has suggested.

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January 18, 2012

New timber regulation to force companies away from business-as-usual practices

New regulations banning sale of illegal timber in consumer countries will force companies to move away from business-as-usual practices, part of a two-pronged approach to ensure the sustainability of supply for wood products.

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Jan 17, 2012

New brochure focuses on EU Timber Regulation (EUTR)

The latest brochure in EFI’s Making a Difference: From Science to Policy series is now available! It focuses on EFI’s work coordinating the EUTR Support Study project, which investigated the most effective ways of meeting various requirements of the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR).

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January 18, 2012

Should EU plan be given another chance?

IT will be interesting to see whether Malaysia will finally decide to support the European Union's (EU) new timber regulation that will come into force in January next year.

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Illegal road fosters illicit logging in Quang Ngai

A recent investigation into illegal logging in Hamlet No. 3, Tra Ka Commune in Bac Tra My found that road had been constructed over the course of a year.

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January 02, 2012

Small town rises up against deforestation in Pakistan

The town of Ayun, home to 16,000 people in the Chitral district of Pakistan, has been rocked by large-scale protests and mass arrests over the issue of corruption and deforestation in recent days.


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by Dr. Radut