We've caught sawmills in the Amazon rainforest trading illegal timber. Now a shipment of illegal timber from one of those sawmills is on its way to Europe. If we act quickly, we can force the authorities to take action.
Sawmills in the Brazilian Amazon are laundering illegal timber and sending shipments overseas. It’s against the law to place illegal timber on the European market, yet the authorities are doing very little about it.
haven't heard so far, the Supreme Court of India cancelled 214 coal blocks
allocated to private companies since 1993, deeming them illegal. And one of
these coal blocks brings us to the story of Mahan, one of the oldest Sal
forests in Asia and livelihood to more than 50,000 people.
Local people in Mahan, central India, come together to oppose mining in their forests.
In the village it is pitch dark by 7.30 pm. At the designated spot for the meeting, there are about 15 or 20 villagers holding solar lanterns. The meeting lasts over two hours and throughout that time, people keep coming and joining the conversation. Halfway into the meeting, I turn around to steal a quick look at the crowd and I am surprised at how large the group has become! It’s about a 100 people sitting, standing, leaning against their houses and trees, listening intently and waiting for their turn to speak.