Can the EU’s fight against illegal logging help to preserve forest ecosystems in timber producing nations?

Can the EU’s fight against illegal logging help to preserve forest ecosystems in timber producing nations?

In 2003 the EU passed the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance, and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan, a path-leading framework to fight illegal logging and deforestation.

Pakistan’s Billion Tree Tsunami restores 350,000 hectares of forests and degraded land to surpass Bonn Challenge commitment 

Pakistan’s Billion Tree Tsunami restores 350,000 hectares of forests and degraded land to surpass Bonn Challenge commitment 

Launched in 2015 by Imran Khan, Chairman of Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf party, the Billion Tree Tsunami aims to turn the tide on land degradation and loss in the mountainous, formerly forested KPK province in the Hindu Kush mountain range.

Trees can make or break city weather

Trees can make or break city weather

Even a single urban tree can help moderate wind speeds and keep pedestrians comfortable as they walk down the street, according to a new University of British Columbia study that also found losing a single tree can increase wind pressure on nearby buildings and drive up heating costs.

Your floor may be made of illegal tropical wood

Your floor may be made of illegal tropical wood

A new report traces exotic timber from Papua New Guinea, where illegal logging is common, via China to U.S. stores.

Sale of exotic timber in US linked to illegal forestry in PNG

The sale of exotic wood products in US stores could be helping to drive the illegal harvesting of native forest in Papua New Guinea.

TV reporter filming in Polish forest attacked by loggers

TV reporter filming in Polish forest attacked by loggers

Two men believed to be loggers attacked a television crew filming in a Polish forest and injured a cameraman, smashing his camera and seizing his memory cards, police and the TV station said.

We know how to reduce deforestation – so where's the money?

We know how to reduce deforestation – so where’s the money?

For years some environmentalists and economists have argued that you could pay people to keep their forests standing, maintaining carbon sources and habitat for threatened species.

Global tree cover loss remains high. Emerging patterns reveal shifting contributors

Global tree cover loss remains high. Emerging patterns reveal shifting contributors

Global Forest Watch released new satellite-based data showing how forests around the world changed in the year 2015.

Logging opens dispute between the EU and Poland

Logging opens dispute between the EU and Poland

The Polish government’s decision to allow logging in one of Europe’s last remaining primeval forests has led to a bitter fight between Warsaw and the European Union.

HSBC triggers investigation into palm oil company over deforestation allegations

HSBC triggers investigation into palm oil company over deforestation allegations

HSBC has triggered an investigation into Noble Plantations following allegations the company was preparing to clear thousands of hectares of rainforest in Papua for oil palm cultivation.

Artist creates giant wood sculptures and hides them in Copenhagen forests

Artist creates giant wood sculptures and hides them in Copenhagen forests

Over the last three years, Danish artist Thomas Dambo has been creating enormous sculptures from recycled materials.

"A God In The Hearth: a Visual Essay on Fire and Fossil Fuels" opens

“A God In The Hearth: a Visual Essay on Fire and Fossil Fuels” opens

David Carmack Lewis found inspiration for his art project as he sat near a large stone fireplace and enjoyed the warmth and light from the fire.

China breaks ground on 12-mile treetop walkway in Fuzhou forest

China breaks ground on 12-mile treetop walkway in Fuzhou forest

China’s magnificent new walkway is giving people a treetop experience of Fuzhou’s sub-tropical forests unlike any before.

Canadian province, B.C., declares state of emergency as forest fires spread

Canadian province, B.C., declares state of emergency as forest fires spread

Todd Stone, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure and Minister responsible for Emergency Management BC, announced a provincial state of emergency to ensure a co-ordinated response to the current wildfire situation and to ensure public safety.

International illegal logging conference touches on myriad issues

International illegal logging conference touches on myriad issues

A broad gathering of key players in the environmental sector came together last week in London for an international conference on illegal logging.

Chinese firm to harvest timber in Lupane

Chinese firm to harvest timber in Lupane

Kusile Rural District Council in Matabeleland North has courted a Chinese firm, Fazhao Investment to harvest and process timber in the area.

China is building a smog-eating 'forest city' filled with tree-covered skyscrapers

China is building a smog-eating ‘forest city’ filled with tree-covered skyscrapers

The smog levels in the southern Chinese city of Liuzhou are not yet dire, but if the city fails to deal with its pollution, it will only get worse over time.

College uncovers carbon stock in its trees

College uncovers carbon stock in its trees

Ever wondered how much carbon the trees on your premises have absorbed and stored in them?

China's demand for rosewood furniture is decimating Africa's Mukula trees 

China’s demand for rosewood furniture is decimating Africa’s Mukula trees 

The making of traditional Chinese furniture is an art form whose craftsmanship dates back as far as 1,000 BC.

Portugal forest fires kill 62 near Coimbra

Portugal forest fires kill 62 near Coimbra

A catastrophic forest fire in Portugal has claimed at least 62 lives, including four children, officials say.