Environmental crime costs billions – conservation links for Oct. 24, 2010

Borneo’s majestic rainforest is being killed by the timber mafia The Guardian
Felling trees to meet British demand for garden furniture is devastating villages, livelihoods and food supplies, and threatening endangered species

Solid Ground Needed for UN Forest Fix to Take Root The Jakarta Post
Experts are at odds over whether Indonesia is prepared to implement United Nations-mandated forest protection projects to reduce carbon emissions.

Green crime cost is billions, report says Sydney Morning Herald
POLLUTION, illegal logging and wildlife smuggling are now parts of a multibillion-dollar international crime problem almost as lucrative as the drugs and illegal arms trades, a report says.

Len’s statements on logjam said to be misleading The Borneo Post
The local people reacted angrily when they read the article ‘Massive debris not due to logging activities – Len’ on page five of The Borneo Post yesterday. Since the arrival of the newspapers around 9am, many concerned civil servants, community leaders, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and even ordinary citizens called The Borneo Post insisting that the article was misleading the public. They all had one common request – the incorrect must be corrected.

Author: Mongabay

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