Blog: Forests

Jewson says it trusts its Amazon timber suppliers - but it won't once it reads this

Posted by Richardg — 24 May 2014 at 9:58am - Comments
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Deforestation and illegal logging in the Amazon rainforest

Jewson is selling timber from the Amazon - where more than half the logging is illegal. Jewson says it trusts its suppliers, but we thought we'd investigate further - and you'll never guess what we found out. 

75,000 people have told Jewson to stop selling suspect timber. But Jewson still doesn't get it.

Posted by Richardg — 22 May 2014 at 12:41pm - Comments
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Ipe trees in the Brazilian Amazon

75,000 of us have told Jewson to stop selling suspect decking from the Amazon rainforest. But Jewson doesn't get it - so maybe this video explaining how the loggers loot the Amazon will help. 

We're taking action to stop loggers plundering the Amazon

Posted by Richardg — 15 May 2014 at 7:07pm - Comments

After two years investigating illegal logging in the Brazilian Amazon, we're taking action to stop it. Here's the story so far.

In pictures: the silent crisis in the Amazon

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 15 May 2014 at 4:31pm - Comments
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Rainforest close to the city of Altamira. A Greenpeace team is in the area to witness the "Cachoeira Seca" (Dry Waterfall) Indigenous land, where illegal logging and land grabbing has been occurring.

Today Greenpeace published a 2-year investigation that shows how the logging industry threatens the Amazon rainforest. These photos show the illegal logging that's ransacking the forest and show what's at stake if the logging continues.

Why is Jewson selling timber that's been plundered from the Amazon?

Posted by Richardg — 15 May 2014 at 12:23pm - Comments
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Stacks of ipe timber in Jewson's supplier's lumber yard

Illegal logging is the norm in the Brazilian Amazon, where timber laundering - covering illegal timber with phony papers - happens on an industrial scale. So why is the DIY chain Jewson selling garden decking made from rare Amazon trees?

Exposed: how loggers plunder the Amazon and get away with it

Posted by Richardg — 14 May 2014 at 5:54pm - Comments
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For two years, Greenpeace has been investigating logging in the Brazilian Amazon. We found that criminals were ransacking the forest - and that the systems set up to stop them are being used to launder illegal timber.

Brazil's logging sector is full of crooks - and the Amazon is paying the price

Posted by Richardg — 7 May 2014 at 3:05pm - Comments
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The Brazilian government has made several attempts to take control of logging in the Amazon. But despite high-profile crackdowns, the trade in illegal timber is vast and growing.

No more tears for tigers as Johnson & Johnson cleans up its palm oil

Posted by Richardg — 6 May 2014 at 11:21am - Comments
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On Friday, Johnson & Johnson announced it would stop buying palm oil from companies destroying the rainforest. Now the onus is on the palm oil industry as a whole to leave its forest destruction behind.

Brazil’s biggest slaughterhouses are cleaning up their meat supply. Others must follow suit.

Posted by Richardg — 2 April 2014 at 12:34pm - Comments
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Cattle ranching in the Amazon

Yesterday the three largest slaughterhouses in Brazil – JBS, Marfrig and Minerva – published an update on their progress to ensure that the meat they produce isn’t threatening the Amazon. It is another important milestone towards ending deforestation.

Find out what happened when we gave Procter & Gamble the Golden Axe award

Posted by Richardg — 27 March 2014 at 7:34pm - Comments

It's not every day that you get to organise an award ceremony - especially when the recipient has no idea that they've won.

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