Tag: timber


Pas un de plus: une autre voix pour la forêt réduite au silence à Madagascar

Le 15 mai, Christopher Magnenjiky a été arrêté et accusé de rébellion, de désobéissance civile et d’«outrage à personne publique ». Demain, un juge devrait prendre une décision sur le sort de Christopher. Beaucoup craignent que Christopher rejoigne la longue liste des militants emprisonnés injustement à Madagascar, simplement parce qu’ils défient les activités illicites des […]

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Not One More: Another Activist Silenced by Arrest in Madagascar

On May 15, Christopher Magnenjiky was arrested and charged with rebellion, civil disobedience, and “disrespecting a public officer.” Tomorrow, a judge is expected to make a decision regarding Christopher’s fate. Many fear that Christopher will join the long list of activists unjustly jailed in Madagascar – all because they challenge the activities of illegal timber […]


Congo Basin: An Exceptional Forest Region at Threat

Second only to the Amazon in size, the tropical forests of the Congo Basin are some of the largest in the world. Stretching from the Albertine Rift in the east to the Gulf of Guinea in the west, the forest ecosystems cover roughly 250 million hectares – more than the area of the U.S. states […]


Forests: A Renewable Resource in Need of Better Management

Trees play a critical role to the functioning of life: maintaining ecosystems, regulating carbon dioxide, and providing shelter and livelihoods to hundreds of millions of people around the world. The ultimate renewable resource, wood is strong, durable, and constantly replenished by nature. Whether used in construction, for furniture, as paper or burned for energy, wood […]


Australia’s ILPA: The First Illegal Timber Prohibition in the Southern Hemisphere

In addition to the U.S. Lacey Act and the EU Timber Regulation, Australia has passed a law banning illegal timber imports. The Australian Illegal Logging Prohibition Act (ILPA) came into effect on November 29, 2012. The Act makes it a criminal offense to “intentionally, knowingly or recklessly import illegally logged timber or timber products into […]


EUTR: Europe Bolsters the Global Fight to End the Illegal Timber Trade

The European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR) came into effect in March 2013 and prohibits placing illegally harvested timber and wood products on the market in any EU country. The EUTR applies only to wood and wood products being placed for the first time on the EU market. Due Diligence Under the EUTR, EU operators, including […]