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Illegal logging causes substantial deforestation in the Amazon

Report Exposes Inner Workings of Timber Trafficking in Peru

A new report into an emblematic case of timber trafficking in Peru highlights the corruption and fraud that continue to sabotage attempts to crack down on a trade...
Loggers move tree trunks down the Putaya River in Peru

Corruption, Lack of Capacity Drive Illegal Logging in Peru: Report

A new investigation by the Associated Press has shed additional light on how corruption and lack of political will act as prime drivers of Peru's lucrative illegal...
Berta Cáceres, a Honduras environmental defender murdered in March

LatAm Among Deadliest Regions for Land Activists: Report

A new report documents 2015 as the worst year on record for murders of land and environmental defenders. Latin American countries were among the most dangerous for...
Legally harvested wood in Brazil

Brazil Policy Not Enough to Combat Wood Trafficking: Report

A recent newspaper report describes how a government strategy meant to combat illegal logging in Brazil -- via the creation of special zones where private companies...
Slain Peruvian indigenous leader Edwin Chota

Peru Activist Murders Highlight Illegal Logging Threat

The murder of a prominent land rights activist and three other indigenous men in Peru's Amazon region has been attributed to illegal loggers, in a case highlighting...
Wood brought down the Javari -

Inside Peru’s Illegal Logging Industry

To learn about the illegal wood trade and its impact on local communities, photographer Fellipe Abreu spent 75 days in the Brazil-Peru border region, where the...