Tag: latin-america

 Illegal wood in PNSD and Yavarí Tapiche
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Indigenous Peoples Sue Peruvian Government over Re-opening Logging in Forest Reserves as COVID-19 Spreads in the Amazon

Lima, July 23, 2020 –The Regional Organization of Indigenous Peoples of the East (ORPIO) in the Peruvian State of Loreto has filed a lawsuit stating that the regional government would violate Peru’s constitution by restarting logging in the midst of the pandemic in forests that are home to indigenous peoples living in voluntary isolation. The […]

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EIA Welcomes China’s New Law to Ban Illegal Timber

Some of the best news for biodiversity in 2020? Washington D.C — In an encouraging move with the potential to create transformative market change, China recently amended its Forest Law to include a nationwide ban on buying, transporting, and/or processing illegally sourced timber, as well as an added focus on traceability. As the world’s largest […]

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Histórica sentencia judicial a favor de la Amazonía y del Perú

Download the Press Release El Poder Judicial peruano emitió ayer una sentencia histórica en contra de la empresa Cacao del Perú Norte SAC (ahora denominada Tamshi SAC) y tres de sus funcionarios por “tráfico ilegal de productos forestales maderables” y “obstrucción de procedimiento” en forma agravada vinculados a la deforestación de cerca de 2,000 hectáreas […]

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US blocks Peruvian illegal timber exporter

Earlier today, the office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced a new import ban against a second Peruvian timber exporter, due to official evidence demonstrating that the company has been doing business in timber that was illegally harvested and traded, including exporting it to the United States. The new ban will be enforced […]

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Condenando El Bosque

Bogotá, Colombia. Un nuevo informe de investigación de Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), Condenando el Bosque, revela el modus operandi utilizado por traficantes para comercializar madera con permisos comprados en el mercado negro, incluyendo especies protegidas como el cedro; y detalla cómo intermediarios aprovechan vacíos legales para lavar madera y escapar cualquier responsabilidad legal, dejando que […]