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Australia to combat illegal logging in Asia-Pacific

Australia is helping to combat illegal logging in the Asia-Pacific with the launch of four projects in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea under a $ 2 million agreement with the International Tropical Timber Organization. Source: Timberbiz

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Illegal logging in Malaysia less than 1%

The problem of illegal logging in the Malaysian peninsula is under control according to Forestry Department director-general (peninsula) Professor Datuk Dr Abd Rahman Abd Rahim. Source: AsiaOne News
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Jakarta hosts transnational meeting to stop illegal logging

Law enforcement officials from Indonesia and six other countries have gathered in Jakarta to discuss greater transnational cooperation to tackle illegal logging and other forestry crimes. The Jakarta Globe
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Russian forests and tigers left floored by illegal logging

The forests of the Russian Far East are being pushed to the brink of destruction due to pervasive, large-scale illegal logging, largely to supply Chinese furniture and flooring manufacturers, according to a new report by WWF-Russia. Source: World Wildlife Fund
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Fines totaling $5500 for illegal sawmilling

A National Park man has been fined NZ$ 4000 plus court costs and a further NZ$ 1500 in reparation to the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries for milling indigenous timber. Source: Scoop News
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Illegal wood found in Chinese hands

The preservation of the world’s forests is in China’s hands according to an environmental campaign group that is accusing the biggest wood importer and consumer of fuelling the illegal timber trade. Sources: Mysinchew, Construction Source
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Liberia’s illegal logging under scrutiny

Environmental group Global Witness has been involved in investigating the destruction of forests in the developing world. Now the group has turned its attention to Liberia in South Africa with instant repercussions. Source: New York Times
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Australia and New Zealand arrangement on illegal logging

Australia and New Zealand have strengthened their long-standing cooperation on forestry issues by signing the Arrangement on Combating Illegal Logging and Promoting Sustainable Forest Management. This illustrates a shared commitment to addressing illegal logging and promotion of sustainable forest management. Sources: Voxy (NZ), Ninemsn

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NZ cautious of Australian illegal logging bill

The New Zealand forest and timber processing industries are watching the passage of illegal logging legislation in Australia, because it has the potential to disrupt the country’s export trade in forest products across the Tasman. Source: Radio New Zealand
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Gibson pays the piper for illegal timber

The US government has settled its legal case against the Gibson Guitar company over use of illegal timber from Madagascar in its instruments. Nashville-based Gibson, whose products are used by artists in every genre of music, will pay a US$ 300,000 ($ 284,000) fine and a US$ 50,000 ($ 47,000) community payment. Source: BBC News

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