Researchers from four U.S. universities presented evidence that deforestation can be limited thanks to empowering local governments with forestry decisions. In order to make this happen, local forest users have to be actively engaged withContinue reading
Tag: Illegal logging
Illegal logging costs between 30 and 100 billion USD annualy
According to a joint report produced by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and INTERPOL, the illegal logging, by organized crime groups, is estimated to be worth between USD 30 and 100 billion annually.
FSC is calling the Schweighofer Group on the carpet
According to the Romania Journal, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has recently decided to place the Schweighofer group on probation period after voices that this company was involved in illegal logging operations in Romania.
Illegal teak from Myanmar floods EU
According to Non Governmental Organization – Environmental Investigations Agency (NGO-EIA), 9 companies from 5 EU countries had failed to meet the EU Timber Regulation, regarding a legal import of teak from Myanmar.
Degradation of REDD – PART II
The second part of the interview with professor Ole Hofstad from NMBU is focused on, inter alia, deforestation, forest degradation, carbon sequestration and illegal logging in REDD countries. If you have not read the first part of theContinue reading
Degradation of REDD – interview with prof. O.Hofstad
In this post, I interviewed prof. Ole Hofstad from Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU). We discuss issues such as degradation of REDD Program, hopes for its future or illegal logging issues. The interview will be publishedContinue reading
Fight illegal timber production, not consumption!
Would it be better to eliminate illegal timber consumption or production? Which one is better for the whole forest sector? Researchers from China tried to answer these questions in their recently published article. Check what theyContinue reading
Failure of the EU Timber Regulation
Recently, I have found an interesting article, in which Vladislav Vejnovic is analyzing why the EU Timber Regulation is still ineffective after 3 years since its implementation.
Private owner shows how to conserve nature
Recently, I have found an interesting story about an American Mr. M.C. Davis who spent over $90 million to buy 54 thousand acres (ca. 22 thousands hectares) property in the southeastern U.S in order toContinue reading
Problem of the illegal logging finally solved! Norway takes a bad way!
Problem related to the illegal logging is repeated continuously in mass media, but honestly, it looks that nobody wants to solve this problem forever. After I read article about Norway as a first country inContinue reading