Tag: timber

Parcelando la Amazonía

Cómo empresas cuestionadas adquirieron y deforestaron vastas extensiones de la Amazonía peruana con la complicidad del gobierno

La deforestación para la agroindustria a escala industrial, en particular para instalar monocultivos de palma aceitera y cacao, es un problema cada vez mayor en Perú.

Carving Up the Amazon

How questionable companies bought and cleared vast tracts of the Peruvian Amazon with government complicity

Industrial-scale agribusiness, particularly palm oil and cocoa, is driving deforestation in the most densely-forested regions of the Peruvian Amazon.

The Dictator’s Door

From Crimes in Equatorial Guinea's Forests to Home Depot's Customers

Our new investigation into crimes in Equatorial Guinea's forests suggests that Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement chain, and Jeld-Wen, the self-declared largest door and window manufacturer in the world, have violated the US Lacey Act for years through their failure to conduct proper due care to ensure they do not use illegally sourced wood.

Opening the Rosewood Pandora’s Box

Consideration of Risks and Impacts Associated with Prematurely Lifting the Trade Ban for SC77

Recent trade data shows that the trade suspension of P. erinaceus has slowed, but not stopped, the export of this endangered rosewood species from its range in West Africa. Evidence from the ground also shows that illegal logging and international trafficking of the species are still taking place across the region.

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Three Basins, Three Battlegrounds

Frontline communities defending their rights and rainforests against the onslaught of extractives in Brazil, DRC, and Indonesia

Explore three cases that underline the current threats that extractive industries pose to these key ecosystems, highlight the ways that Indigenous Peoples and local communities are resisting, and offer recommendations for strengthening forest governance from the ground up.

Calculated Risk: Australia’s Exposure to Illegal Logging

Illegal logging and associated trade is a problem of global proportions, with devastating impacts on climate, biodiversity, and the livelihoods of millions of people. Forest crime has severe adverse economic and social impacts in both producing and importing countries through the loss of much-needed tax revenues. Illegal logging can only prevail as long as international […]