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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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Forest Service stops logging due to government shutdown

The US Forest Service confirmed that it is shutting down logging operations on national forests across the country due to the partial shutdown of the federal government. Source: The Washington Post

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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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Aboriginal group gathers to discuss logging and hunting

Aboriginal jobs and concerns around logging and hunting in national parks are on the agenda at a general meeting of traditional custodians from across the state of New South Wales. Source: ABC North Coast NSW
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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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Study claims more profit in carbon credits than logging

An end to logging in native forests could profit Western Australia by more than $ 400 million a year, according to new research by the Australia Institute. Source: Donnybrook-Bridgetown Mail
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Stopping logging in NSW native forests will give no additional GHG mitigation benefits

A LANDMARK NSW report published in an international forest journal has for the first time highlighted the potential role of production forests in reducing Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions. The report has now been published in the international journal, Forests.
Dr Georgina Kelly, Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Research Leader for Climate in Primary Industries, said Australian scientists were leading the world in this area and were contributing to the global debate on the role of forests in addressing climate change. Source: Timberbiz

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Logging company flouts Liberian President’s timber export ban

Logging company Atlantic Resources has shipped millions of dollars worth of illegal timber from Liberia in breach of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s August order to halt timber exports, the London-based Global Witness has revealed. These are the most significant illegal log exports since the timber-fuelled civil wars of the Charles Taylor era, and threaten to undermine the progress the President has made in bringing order to the forest sector. Source: Timberbiz
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Logging protest in Victoria stymied

The police search and rescue crew was brought in from Melbourne yesterday to break up a logging protest near the Bendoc River in East Gippsland. Source: ABC News
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