A US Act bans trade in timber that violates any foreign law. Photograph: Jose Caldas/Brazil Photos/Getty Images Greenpeace alleges 12 companies continued to trade with Madeireira Cedroarana after its founder was accused of ordering torture and murder
November 23, 2017 — More than a dozen US and European companies have been importing timber from a Brazilian logging firm whose owner is implicated in one of the most brutal Amazonian
Continue reading Global firms accused of importing timber linked to Amazon massacre Up to 36 million birds are being are stolen or killed annually, according to the UNEP report. Photograph: Petros Karadjias/AP UN report warns crimes such as logging and poaching are putting ‘high pressure’ on ecosystems in 15 countries in the Danube-Carpathian region
November 22, 2017 — An environmental “looting” spree is threatening biodiversity and pristine forests across 15 countries in central and eastern Europe, the UN has warned.
Continue reading ‘Looting’ spree threatens wildlife and forests across eastern Europe Logged trees are piled up in the Białowieża Forest in eastern Poland. Photograph: Artur Reszko/EPA Poland is given two weeks to end its destruction of the Unesco-protected forest in a landmark ruling by the European court of justice
November 21, 2017 — Poland has been given two weeks to stop illegal deforestation in the Unesco-protected Białowieża forest or face fines of at least €100,000 a day.
Continue reading Poland faces €100,000-a-day fines over illegal logging in Białowieża forest ORMOC TRAGEDY. Debris, from the forest carried by the flash flood, is piled-up on houses, November 9, 1991, in Ormoc City. Powerful typhoon Thelma caused a nearby dam to burst sending floodwaters rampaging here when it struck central Philippines, November 5, 1991. Photo by Jose Duran/AFP Before the onslaught of Super Typhoon Yolanda in 2013, Ormoc City faced a powerful storm that submerged parts of the city on November 5, 1991
MANILA, Philippines — In 2013, Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) – one of the strongest typhoons to hit the country – left a trail of devastation along Eastern Visayas, killing more than 6,000 people.
Continue reading LOOK BACK: The 1991 flash flood that devastated Ormoc City FIGHING ILLEGAL LOGGING. Ipo Watershed bantay gubat or forest guards find illegally-cut lumber floating in a river. Photo from Fredd Ochavo/UP Mountaineers The Ipo Watershed – part of a watershed system which provides 97% of Metro Manila’s water needs – is now vulnerable again to illegal logging and burning – no thanks to MWSS’ ‘oversight’
MANILA, Philippines (Feb. 1, 2016) — A mountain forest that is one of Metro Manila’s main sources of water is now at the mercy of illegal logging and burning after around 20 of its forest guards left their posts in January.
Continue reading Unpaid forest guards stop work in critical watershed