Tag: forests

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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 […]

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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Toxic Trade: Forest Crime in Gabon and the Republic of Congo and Contamination of the US Market

Washington, DC – A new report from the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) – Toxic Trade: Forest Crime in Gabon and the Republic of Congo and the Contamination of the US Market – documents how illegally extracted African timber emerges as “eco-friendly”-marketed products in America, deceiving unsuspecting US consumers. During a 4-year undercover investigation, EIA uncovered […]

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New LEED Credit Rewards Timber Transparency and Traceability

Washington, DC – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced a new LEED pilot credit today, designed to increase transparency in timber supply chains and reduce the risk of illegally harvested wood entering the buildings industry supply chain. In order to qualify for the new LEED credit, companies need to declare the origin and species […]

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Alert: The Peruvian Government backs down in the fight against illegal logging

LIMA, PERU – While the Agency for Supervision of Forest Resources and Wildlife (Osinfor) has continued to identify illegal harvest and trade of timber in Peru, providing key information that has compelled other agencies to recognize and act upon the seriousness of illegality in the Peruvian forestry sector, on Wednesday, December 12 the Presidency of […]