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Indonesia's Protected Areas Are Failing

A new study by Singapore University has confirmed the government of Indonesia it is not doing their job well. Apparently, all the biodiversity protected areas are still suffering from deforestation. 85 more words

Wildlife

Loggers Accidentally Cut Down World’s Oldest Tree in Amazon Forest

Illegal loggers at the frontier of the Peruvian and Brazilian border have mistakenly cut down what experts claim is the world’s oldest tree after allegedly not noticing they were logging deeply in Matsés Indigenous Reserve, an area where logging is illegal, infuriating local conservation organizations and native indigenous communities.

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March 2015

Illegal logging, fear haunt remote Peru village

Image Credit: Martin Mejia

SAWETO, Peru (AP) – Illegal logging persists unabated in this remote Amazon community where four indigenous leaders who resisted it were slain in September, and the fear remains palpable. 330 more words

Humanity

Mozambique will be stripped of its forests 'in just a few years'

(2015-03-20) Nito Silva wipes the wood shavings from his sweaty face while his chainsaw still growls. “I log about 40 trees per day,” he says, leaning on a tree he has just cut. 1.518 more words

Mozambique

Palawan to beef up LGU power to win battle vs illegal logging

By Keith Anthony S. Fabro and Celeste Anna R. Formoso

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, March 17, (PNA) -– To win against the seemingly relentless illegal logging challenge in Palawan, the provincial government recognizes that there is a need to strengthen the power of local government units (LGU) and reconsider their role in the protection and conservation of the environment. 804 more words

Environment

Illegal logs worth over RM500k seized by Sarawak forest dept

Source: The Malay Online

Published on 26th January, 2015

The logs, which was felled about two months ago, was found not to have any valid documentation and were believed to have been left by the loggers due to to intensified enforcement activities recently. 201 more words

Conservation

Saving Orangutans With a Stethoscope

On the southwest coast of Borneo, the villages surrounding Gunung Palung National Park are participating in an experiment that has slashed illegal logging while improving residents’ health, which in turn helps the endangered orangutans that live in the forest.   32 more words