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.”

Latin America

The Amazon rainforest is the world’s largest terrestrial carbon sink and is facing enormous threats from illegal logging, aggressive expansion for industrial agriculture, cattle ranching, mining and infrastructure. At the same time, Latin America is one of the most dangerous places for environmental and human rights defenders who stand in the way of powerful political and financial interests and are frequently being threatened, harassed and even murdered for defending their livelihoods.

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Por la Protección de los Bosques y Derechos Humanos en la Amazonía Peruana

Durante las últimas semanas en el Perú, algunos medios de prensa televisiva y escrita y sus redes sociales han iniciado una fuerte campaña de difamación. En respuesta, 9 organizaciones indígenas, 47 organizaciones de sociedad civil y 109 ciudadanos conocedores del tema, hemos firmado un pronunciamiento público expresando nuestro respaldo a los difamados y nuestro rechazo a la impunidad corporativa.

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For the Protection of Forests and Human Rights in the Peruvian Amazon

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