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<p>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.”</p>
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ODS TRACKING: Feasibility Study on Developing a System for Monitoring the Ozone Depleting Substances

There are many possible components and variations of ‘systems for monitoring transboundary movement’ or ‘tracking mechanisms’. Import and export licensing schemes (national or international), information exchange systems, labelling and marking regulations, and customs codes, all have important roles to play in making possible the monitoring of movements of ODS across national boundaries. All can also […]

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Opportunity Wasted Methyl Bromide: Our best chance to Reduce Ozone Depletion Now

The impact of methyl bromide on the ozone layer is unusually severe and rapid. Bromine, the ozone-depleting element found in methyl bromide, is nearly 60 times more effective at destroying ozone than the chlorine found in CFCs.9 This means that even though its atmospheric lifetime is quite short (a little over a year)31, the immediate […]

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America’s Free Trade for Illegal Lumber

As this report is published, the US is cementing economic partnerships which could further speed the destruction of Southeast Asian and Latin American forests. The list of looming US Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) reads like a who’s who of states involved in the global illegal logging epidemic: Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Peru and Central America.