17 Apr '11, 5pm

Indonesia and the EU reach agreement on illegal wood trade via @mongabay

Violence a part of the illegal timber trade, says kidnapped activist (07/07/2010) The European parliament made a historical move today when it voted overwhelmingly to ban illegal timber from its markets. For activists worldwide the ban on illegal timber in the EU is a reason to celebrate, but for one activist, Faith Doherty of the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), the move has special resonance. In early 2000, Doherty and an Indonesian colleague were kidnapped, beaten, and threatened with a gun by illegal loggers in Indonesian Borneo. Pro-deforestation group calls for weakening of U.S. law against illegal logging (04/14/2011) A group that lobbies on behalf of forestry conglomerates in Indonesia and Malaysia is calling on the U.S. to roll back legislation intended to fight illegal logging. World Growth International, a Washington D.C.-based group that portrays itsel...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0417-hance_indonesia_eu.html

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