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NEFA says definitely no logging

The North East Forest Alliance (NEFA) of New South Wales wants Premier Barry O’Farrell to rule out any logging in National Parks, ever. The Forest Products Association, representing saw-millers in the region’s forests wants a million hectares of new reserves opened to logging. Source: ABC News
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Timber Queensland backs logging legislation

Industry body Timber Queensland has welcomed the illegal logging legislation passed by the Senate on November 19 as a significant step in addressing illegal
imports. Source: Timberbiz
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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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Queensland lobbies for more logging

The timber industry is lobbying the Queensland Government to release more forest for logging. When the State Government privatised Forestry Plantations Queensland, there was a condition that hardwood plantations be established by 2025. Source: ABC Rural

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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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No numbats harmed while logging

Timber harvesting operations in Warrup block near Bridgetown have concluded without any harm to numbats, according to Forest Industries Federation (FIFWA) deputy executive director Melissa Haslam. Source: Donnybrook Bridgetown Mail
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PNG logging report damning

Papua New Guinea’s new government has been handed a report into an alleged giveaway of the country’s tropical forests. The present caretaker prime minister, Mr Peter O’Neill, initiated a commission of inquiry into controversial forestry concessions granted over the previous decade when Sir Michael Somare held power. Sources: Sydney Morning Herald, ABC Radio, The Australian
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Combat illegal logging using DNA

A new strategy aimed at monitoring the supply chain of timber products using genetic and stable isotope markers will play a vital role in international efforts to combat illegal logging. Source: CIFOR Forests Blog

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EIA petitions US government on illegal logging

The non-profit Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has formally petitioned the US Government to take action under the US-Peru Free Trade Agreement to investigate and verify the legal origin of shipments from at least two Peruvian companies and to audit dozens more. Source: Timberman

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