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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.
Lions Club Comes to the Rescue
15th June 2015
Tullamore community groups and businesses provide financial support for Just Forests education programme
Europe's largest wooden rollercoaster opens to the public at Tayto Park, Co Meath, Ireland.
12th June 2015
Europe’s largest wooden rollercoaster and the first with an inversion, the Cú Chulainn, was opened to the public, on 5 June at 12.30pm at Tayto Park in Ashbourne, Co Meath.
Pope speaks out on preserving the environment-Francis is making the environment a top concern and speaking out against the ‘sin’ of ‘exploiting the Earth’
12th June 2015
Environmentalists are thrilled that Francis is lending his moral authority to provide an ethical foundation for action to stem climate change.His remarks come ahead of his eagerly awaited encyclical on climate change.
44 Elephant Species are Threatened with Extinction.
28th May 2015
SAVE THE VEGETARIANS, SAVE THE WORLD A new review of the world’s largest herbivores shows 60 percent face extinction—and that’s bad news for everyone.
Danish timber giant kicked out of Forest Stewardship Council certification scheme for trading illegal timber
13th February 2015
Call for Danish and European regulators of the EU’s illegal timber ban to answer for potential failures to enforce rules against the Danish “conflict timber” trader
HSBC has also bankrolled logging companies causing widespread environmental destruction and human rights abuses.
9th February 2015
Sunday 8th February, 2015: HSBC’s Swiss banking arm helped wealthy customers dodge taxes and conceal millions of dollars of assets, doling out bundles of untraceable cash and advising clients on how to circumvent domestic tax authorities, according to a huge cache of leaked secret bank account files. (The Guardian)   HSBC has bankrolled logging companies causing widespread...  
Significant Victory for Press Freedom
12th January 2015
In a significant victory for press freedom, diamond billionaire Beny Steinmetz has failed in a bid to force Global Witness to hand over source material gathered in a corruption investigation after the UK’s data watchdog upheld statutory protections for public-interest journalism.
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