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Logging Violations Mar International Day of Forests

Ten European Union traders in six EU Member States are importing timber from a logging company in Democratic Republic of Congo that has been penalized for ignoring forest and labor laws, a new report from Global Witness reveals, as the world celebrates the International Day of Forests.

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Beetle Bitten Forests: Log or Leave Alone?

As another wildfire season unfolds across the Northern Hemisphere, billions of beetles are burrowing into trees, laying their eggs, killing forests and leaving dead stands vulnerable to fire. Again the debate arises – should they be left alone or managed?

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Indonesia, EU License Legal Timber Trade

Indonesian President Joko Widodo, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, and European Council President Donald Tusk will promote trade in legally produced timber between the European Union and Indonesia through the start of the first Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) licensing plan.

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