Illegal Logging

World Parks Congress: call to extend no-take share of marine protected areas

Peter Hannam The world’s oceans need expanded regions where fishing is barred to help preserve fragile ecosystems and protect them from “a silent storm” driven by climate change.

Toll of forest, grassland destruction continues to climb: FAO

Asia-Pacific nations are failing to halt the loss of natural forests and grasslands, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says, robbing people of their livelihoods and worsening...

Typhoon survivors plunder food as they await aid

Typhoon victims.

HUNGRY survivors of a deadly typhoon in the Philippines have raided shops and warehouses after aid deliveries were delayed.

Westpac backs logging project


Rory Callinan WESTPAC has been revealed as the guarantor of a controversial new project to log thousands of acres of pristine rainforest in the Solomon Islands, despite saying it is winding back financial support...

Scientists discover new monkey species in Congo

A new species of monkey found in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and identified as Lesula (Cercopithecus lomamiensis).

Only the second new monkey species discovered in 28 years.

Meet cash deadline or the drillers move in

Gas is flared off from an oil facility near Yasuni National Park in Orellana Province, Ecuador.

Melissa Fyfe Luis Garcia was close to tears. For three days, he had guided eight international journalists through a tract of Amazon so thick with wildlife that experts are yet to fully catalogue its riches.

Telltale diaries put Collins on the spot


Ben Cubby An investigation has shown that paper from illegal logging in a tiger sanctuary in Indonesia is showing up in products around the world, including in the pages of Australia's biggest maker of diaries.

Government backs down on banning illegally logged timber

Tom Arup THE federal Forestry Minister, Tony Burke, has approved changes to an election promise to ban imports of illegally logged timber to instead ''promote the trade'' of legal timber.

Forests NSW investigated over logging breaches

Logging, trees

Ben Cubby Forests NSW is being forced to review its logging practices, after the discovery of a spate of new breaches including logging old-growth rainforests and destroying the habitat of threatened native...