Illegal logging

World News
Loggers ambushed an indigenous group, shooting dead a young man. Amazon invasions have increased during Jair Bolsonaro's tenure as Brazil's president.
Weird News
Maybe someone should create a tree dating app called Timber.
Environment
April 12th marks the 10-year anniversary of the signing of a trade pact between the U.S. and Peru. This agreement was the first, and only, U.S. trade agreement that the Sierra Club did not oppose, as it was the first-ever to have a legally binding environment chapter.
The World Post
I would like to share with you a big problem that I am fighting in my forest protection job. A powerful illegal logging ring is wiping out the protected forest on the northeast. It is similar to guerrilla warfare: our rangers are hiding in the forest to catch the loggers in the act.
Environment
Imagine you joined the crew of a cargo ship, sailing down the Amazon River from Peru into the Atlantic Ocean. After officials in several countries deny your ship entry suspecting your cargo is illegal, you dock in a Mexican port.
Environment
At the end of February, after years of turning a blind eye to evidence that Peru has been exporting illegally taken timber to the U.S. in clear violation of its commitments under the U.S.-Peru trade pact, the U.S. is opening its eyes -- just slightly -- to the trade violations.
Environment
At first glance it might appear that the Cambodian government is taking a principled stand on forest protection. But observers familiar with the situation insist that the campaign's real motives can be traced to simmering rivalries and jostling among the most influential players in Cambodia's logging sector.
Environment
Today's sentence marks the end of a multi-year investigation in which the Department of Justice found that Lumber Liquidators imported products made of wood harvested illegally in Russia, including timber cut from Siberian tiger habitat.
Environment
Last week hardwood flooring giant Lumber Liquidators pleaded guilty before a federal judge in Norfolk, Virginia for importing illegally sourced wood into the U.S. It is also a strong message that the United States intends to crack down on the illegal timber trade using the Lacey Act.
Environment
The lack of enforcement of the U.S.-Peru free trade agreement has allowed the illegal timber trade to flourish and has put our environment, climate, businesses and consumer rights at risk. And now the United States is negotiating a new free trade deal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), that includes the U.S., Peru, and ten other countries.
Environment
We must not sacrifice our bedrock environmental, public-health, and climate safeguards as the price of a free-trade agreement. Unfortunately, what we have seen from the two pending trade agreements raises serious concerns that these standards could be weakened through the various provisions of these trade agreements.
Environment
Did you know that up to 30 percent of all wood traded globally has been obtained illegally? Around the world, illegal logging remains a serious problem, threatening communities, funding organized crime, and undercutting American jobs.
Environment
Illegal logging threatens communities by destroying the forests on which they depend, depriving local governments of tax revenue and funding organized crime.
The World Post
A small delegation of Indigenous women have picked up the flag in place of their late husbands in the fight against illegal loggers encroaching on the their land for timber. They are the new lobbyists to the Peruvian government for land rights.
Environment
Imagine walking down the supermarket aisle and plucking tropical trees from the shelves. Next to the milk, you throw in an
Environment
The U.S. and 11 other countries are in the final stages of a trade agreement - the Trans-Pacific Partnership - that would, if completed, be the biggest trade agreement in recent history. It would cover countries accounting for over 40% of the world's trade and economic output.
Environment
You shouldn't have to worry that installing a new hardwood floor in your kitchen will rob Siberian tigers of their home.
Environment
A remarkable achievement in computing power and one that for the first time, brought to life a historical time-lapse of the Earth's surface.
The World Post
In a remote region near Peru's border with Brazil, a prominent activist, Edwin Chota, was shot and killed, along with three community leaders. Suspected in the killings were illegal loggers, who have long tried to extract tropical hardwoods in nearby forests.
The World Post
The Ka'apor Indians, a tribe of indigenous Brazilians living in the northeast region of the country's expansive rainforest