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60 new African dragonfly species described
11th February 2016
Only a fifth of the nine million species of animal, plant and fungus thought to occur on earth are known. Dragonflies (which include damselflies) are generally considered well-known but researchers have recently described 60 new species, the greatest number of newly described dragonflies in about a century.
‘No evidence’ that EU's illegal timber policy is working
11th February 2016
Leaked review shows that EU law is failing to prevent $100bn a year trade in illegal timber - or that rules are even being implemented
Forest Loss Pushes Far Beyond Plantation Boundaries in South America, Africa
27th January 2016
Which of the world’s forests are natural, and which have been planted by humans?
Just Forests warmly welcomes Sri Lankan Apology for Its Role in Illegal Ivory Trade
26th January 2016
Sri Lanka became the fifteenth country today to crush and burn its ivory stockpile and the first to formally apologize for its role in the illegal ivory trade.
Kenyan youths renounce crime to protect forests
3rd November 2015
Groups of reformed youths who once sold drugs and stole from their neighbours are helping protect trees in rural central Kenya from illegal loggers.
Europe failing to clamp down on illegal logging, report warns
29th October 2015
Auditors say EU scheme to tackle $100bn global trade in illegal timber is poorly designed, badly managed and largely ineffective
Fires in Indonesia "truly out of control."
28th October 2015
Schools and airports have been closed. The Indonesian government has already spent about $200 million to fight the fires and has recently accepted help from Singapore, Malaysia, and Australia. Yet this year’s fires will likely keep burning for at least another month. The total economic costs may exceed $14 billion.
13 Million US Dollar Fine For Timber Company
20th October 2015
The largest hardwood flooring retailer in the United States is charged with importing illegally harvested timber from areas including forests in far eastern Russia.
Call for urgent action to cut ties to logging companies in CAR
17th July 2015
Just Forests is calling on the Irish government to supports the call by Global Witness that all EU member states and in particular Ireland should cut all trade and aid links to CAR’s logging industry with immediate effect.
Tackling Illegal Logging and Related Trade:Report released
15th July 2015
Tackling Illegal Logging and Related Trade: What Progress and Where Next? says efforts to address illegal logging and reduce the trade in illegal timber have borne fruit and prompted some positive reforms in producer countries. However, changes in the sector mean global trade in illegal timber has not fallen in the last decade.
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