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El sector forestal peruano: ¿Listos para el nuevo escenario internacional

A partir de los resultados de una serie de sesiones de trabajo realizadas en Lima, Ucayali, Loreto y Madre de Dios, este documento recopila la percepción y las recomendaciones de la sociedad civil peruana sobre los avances por parte del gobierno peruano para fortalecer la gobernabilidad del sector forestal en el contexto de la implementación […]

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New Report: Yahoo! Profiting From Killing of Whales, Dolphins and Elephants

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new report released today reveals that Internet giant Yahoo! is involved in extensive trade in whales, dolphins and elephant ivory products. The report, “Yahoo! and the Sale of Whale, Dolphin and Elephant Products,” is published by the non-profit Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) based in Washington, DC and London, UK. It documents […]

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Yahoo! and the Sale of Whale, Dolphin and Elephant Products

Yahoo! Inc., via its Japanese subsidiary Yahoo! Japan, is an important corporate facilitator of the widespread commercial trade in trade in whale and dolphin products and African elephant ivory in Japan. Yahoo! Japan Shopping and Auction sites sell more than four hundred whale and dolphin products (through around 100 whale trading companies), and thousands of […]

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OPEN SEASON: The Burgeoning Illegal Ivory Trade in Tanzania and Zambia

The level of illegal ivory being seized worldwide is at an all-time high as evidenced by the number of large consignments that have been seized since January 2009. In November 2008, 108 tonnes of ivory was sold in a “one-off” sale to China and Japan from Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe. The view was […]

Illegal logging in the Russian Far East is of particular concern because the forests are home to the last 450 wild Siberian tigers. The Lumber Liquidators case was investigated jointly by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Homeland Security Investigations and prosecuted by the Department of Justice under the name “Operation Oakenshield.”
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Demanding Deforestation: What lessons can illegal logging and inter. timber trade policy teach us

The world’s forests are a critical piece of the climate change puzzle. Forests cover 30% of Earth’s land surface, sequester some 45% of terrestrial carbon, and influence the climate through albedo and regional weather pattern effects. Scientific literature increasingly supports the fact that primary forests store vast amounts of standing carbon and continue to sequester […]