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Irish government must adopt a responsible timber procurement policy-ur
22nd May 2008
As illegal-logging and deforestation increases in the Amazon- Just Forests calls on the new Taoiseach, Mr. Brian Cowen to develop a government procurement policy on timber.
EU Moves to Combat Illegal-Logging
27th March 2008
The Commission will propose new measures to tackle illegal logging in May amid fears that the current EU legislation is not effective enough, Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas announced last week.
Brazil Pursues Crackdown on Loggers After Surge in Cutting
21st March 2008
The Brazilian government has launched an aggressive crackdown on logging in the Amazon, an operation that pits environmental regulators against people who say they depend on those protected resources to survive.
Globalization and Great Apes:
14th March 2008
Illegal logging destroying last strongholds of Orangutans in National Parks
Is music endangered?
8th March 2008
An estimated 200 different species of trees are used to make musical instruments. Ebonies, rosewoods and mahoganies have been valued for centuries for their resonance and beauty. But now, according Irish non-governmental organisation Just Forests, at least 70 of these species are in serious decline and are threatened with extinction in the wild. “Timber species decline is not just a third...  
Ireland scores poorly in illegal-logging league
13th September 2007
The failure of Ireland to do anything proactively on illegal logging and a lack of awareness lands them at the bottom of the league.
Vested Interests – A new report from Global Witness
26th April 2007
The Amazon and DRC possess the two largest remaining tropical forest blocks in the world, and Global Witness believes the world cannot afford to put these global assets at risk by subjecting them to tried and tested theories that do not work. Despite many initiatives surrounding forest law enforcement, timber certification, chain of custody tracking and attempts to ban the trade in illegal...  
Tullamore Town Council increases its "carbon footprint".
16th April 2007
Tullamore Town Council increases its 'carbon footprint'. Is our new swimming pool going to 'cost the Earth'?
DFID announce grants supporting forest governance and trade
26th February 2007
London, UK - DIFD's Forest Governance and Trade Programme
MALAYSIA: Police clear Penan blockade
7th February 2007
Members of a nomadic tribe who had been preventing loggers from bulldozing their rainforest home for two years have had their blockade dismantled by Malaysian police.   Read More....www.survivalinternational.org/news/2228
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