A Greenpeace investigation has revealed the Danzer Group, a Swiss-German company, have been involved in bribery and illegal logging and are suspected of forgery in Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Report on the PEFC Certified Finnish Forestry by Greenpeace Nordic and the Finnish Nature League. Focuses on five case study areas and the conflicts between forestry and reindeer herding in the Sami region.
Posted by admin -
27 May 2004 at 8:00am -
Responsibility lies with the major markets, such as the UK. The UK is the largest EU importer of Indonesian plywood.
UK companies peddle illegal goods Travis Perkins and Jewson both purchase large quantities of Indonesian plywood. They are trading in products they know come from illegal and destructive logging of rainforests.
Summary Illegal logging continues to play a huge part in the destruction of the world's ancient forests. Its impacts are devastating: contributing to loss of biodiversity; linked to human rights abuses and organised crime; impacting on the sustainable development of forest producing countries; and undermining the trade in timber from legal and sustainable sources. The World Bank estimates that some US $10-15 billion per annum is lost to Governments each year because of the illegal trade in timber.
Posted by jamie -
28 February 2004 at 9:00am -
Can you imagine what it would be like to have your home torn down around you and destroyed? It's a horrible thought, but that's exactly what is happening in forests around the world. With an area of forest the size of a football pitch being destroyed every two seconds, endangered species such as gorillas, orang utans and chimpanzees are at risk of extinction within our lifetimes.