Forestry Logging News

  • DR’s NEW 3 Point Hitch Horizontal-Vertical Log Splitter Models

    Here at DR Power, we love hearing from our customers. We value your feedback and use it to improve and expand our lineups.  We heard what you had to say and are proud to announce the addition of two new 3 Point Hitch Horizontal-Vertical Log Splitters to our ever growing ...


    By DR Power Equipment

  • John Deere 2154G/2156G and 2654G/2654G Swing Machines Boost Operator Comfort and Productivity

    John Deere is setting a new standard for the logging industry with the introduction of the 2154G/2156G and 2654G/2656G Forestry Swing Machines. Designed to increase operator efficiency and performance, the G-Series machines can maneuver through the toughest of jobs, from loading to processing big wood. Much like the large frame machines, the 2156G and 2656G Log Loaders are distinguished by ...


    By John Deere

  • Top Peruvian foe of illegal logging brutally slain

    An outspoken Peruvian opponent of illegal logging and three other native Ashaninka community leaders were brutally slain in a remote region bordering Brazil, tribal authorities said Monday. The activist, Edwin Chota, had received frequent death threats from illegal loggers, who he had tried for years to expel from the lands for which his community ...


    By Associated Press

  • INTERPOL member countries continue fight against illegal logging in Latin America

    Nearly USD 40 million worth of timber has been seized in follow up investigations as part of INTERPOL's Operation Lead targeting illegal logging, forestcrimes and the criminal networks behind them. Building upon the initial outcomes of the operation, Costa Rica and Venezuela in particular haveincreased their efforts in the fight against illegallogging, confiscating 292,000 m3 of wood and wood ...

  • Wood from illegal harvesting in EU markets estimated

    Illegal timber imports into the EU were between 8 and 18 million m³ in 2009, representing 6-13% of total imports, new research suggests. Although figures for illegal logging are associated with high uncertainties, the authors claim that these figures provide the best available estimates for policy and decision makers. Illegal logging is a worldwide problem, which exacerbates climate change ...

  • Saving the world`s forests: a technology revolution to curb illegal logging

    Our future is inextricably linked to forests. The social and economic benefits they provide are essential to realising a sustainable century. A key litmus test of our commitment to this future is our response to a growing, global threat: illegal logging and the criminal timber trade. Forests are vital source of biodiversity and livelihoods. More than 1.6 billion people depend on forests for their ...

  • An inside look at Latin America’s Illegal Logging – Part Two

    This post was co-authored with Eduardo Arenas Hernández Jr. and Ana Domínguez, who work for Reforestamos Mexico. This is the second post in a two-part series on illegal logging in Latin America, with key insights coming from the Forest Legality Alliance’s recent event, “ ...

  • An inside look at Latin America’s Illegal Logging – Part One

    This post was co-authored with Eduardo Arenas Hernández Jr. and Ana Domínguez, who work for Reforestamos Mexico. This is the first post in a two-part series on illegal logging in Latin America, with key insights coming from the Forest Legality Alliance’s recent event, “ ...

  • New Online Tool Supports Fight Against Illegal Logging

    The World Resources Institute (WRI) today announced the launch of the Forest Legality Risk Information Tool, an open-access global information website designed to assist purchasers of forest products in securing fiber from legal sources. The risk tool, a project of the Forest Legality Alliance, was partly funded by the Sustainable Forestry ...

  • Government responds to report on illegal logging

    The Rudd Government has taken another step towards implementing its election promise to combat illegal logging. The Centre for International Economics (the CIE) today released its final report to inform the government's Regulation Impact Statement for the proposed new policy on illegally-logged timber. Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Tony Burke said the Rudd Government is ...


    By Australian Government

  • New Log Processing line to Kontiotuote

    New log processing line will be supplied to Kontiotuote Oy at the end of April 2010. This processing line is specially designed for small dimension logs. Due to this investment Kontiotuote Oy will expand their product range and strengthen their position at smaller log cabin ...


    By Makron Engineering Oy

  • UK Environment Minister Benn calls for tougher laws to tackle illegal logging

    Environment Secretary Hilary Benn will today (25 March) call for tougher European laws to tackle illegal logging. Mr Benn wants to make it an offence to import illegally produced timber into the European Union. Mr Benn said that the UK, as the world's fourth largest importer of timber, should lead by example when it comes to the timber Government buys. So from next week (1 April), under the ...

  • Commission unveils package to tackle illegal logging and deforestation

    The European Commission today unveiled two important initiatives to protect forests globally. The package comprises a legislative proposal to reduce the risk of illegal timber and timber products entering the EU market and a Communication setting out the Commission's proposals for tackling tropical deforestation. Illegal logging and deforestation have serious environmental implications, ...


    By European Commission

  • Russia plans timber tracking to control illegal logging

    By 2011 there will be a unified information system in operation in Russia for controlling timber circulation that may help the government combat illegal logging, according to a report in 'Russian Forestry Review' magazine. The new system was announced by Valery Roshchupkin, head of the Russian Ministry of Natural Resource's Federal Agency for Forestry, or Rosleskhoz, at a meeting of the ...

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