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EU Rainforest Ban Goes Through

  • July 10th, 2010
  • Posted by EUEditor

timber-papua.jpgAn overwhelming vote in The European Parliament is expected to ensure strong legislation will now go into place to ban imports of illegal timber, mostly from tropical forests. timber-protest-png-greenpeace.jpg … Read More »

European Parliament Moves Against Rainforest Crime

  • February 18th, 2009
  • Posted by 7thmin

rainfoest-umfmaineedu1.jpgA vote at the European Parliament on control of timber imports – aimed at illegal logging in rainforests around the world – has cleared the way (17.2.09) for strengthened legislation to be debated in April. … Read More »

Guarding World Timber And Forests – EU Moves Closely Watched

  • February 16th, 2009
  • Posted by EUEditor

rainfoest-umfmaineedu.jpgEnvironmental groups have been closely watching the progress of amendments to EU legislation on timber imports.

Those groups say a vote in the European Parliament this week (17.2.09) stands to regulate the EU timber market and to tackle the problem of illegal logging – but they think it won’t be enough. … Read More »