New analysis by the World Bank suggests that the illegal logging trade generates some $10-15bn (£7.5-11bn) worldwide.
The report recommends that aid donors should fund programmes that build the capacity of law enforcement and legal authorities to tackle the illegal timber trade.
Read more at BBC News
Our chairman, Jonathan Wild, has received yet another accolade. This week, he was recognised in the Ackrill Media Group Business Awards as the Winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award. Continue reading Another Accolade for Jonathan
Congratulations to another of our project sponsors, professional services provider Deloitte, which was ranked 16th in the 2012 Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For List with a little help from the firm’s small,‘green’ friend.
Continue reading The Famous Frog
President Benigno Aquino of the Philippines has ordered the Philippine National Police to plant 10 million trees in just one year, in light of the devastating effects of deforestation and climate change in the country.
Read more at Treehugger
A battalion of 580 eco solders in Nicaragua are helping to protect its dwindling forests from illegal logging – they’ve just had their first successes. In Kitchener’s own words:
Join up – your climate needs you!
Congratulations to another of our sponsors, Deloitte, whose rainforest project in Tanzania last year succeeded in planting over a million trees!
Continue reading Deloitte Plants One Million Trees
New technology is helping scientists to calculate the amount of carbon stored in the world’s remaining tropical forests. This is vital to our understanding of how disturbing these forests might impact the climate, but also to ensure that efforts to protect forests are credited correctly. Continue reading How much carbon?
A recent study from scientists at Harvard University suggests that planting trees in temperate regions such as Europe and North America could have unanticipated affects on the world’s climate. Continue reading What would happen if we planted more trees in Europe or North America?
The Wildlife Trust of India, an NGO with which UBoC is co-ordinating a project, have reported on the successful relocation of a recently captured elephant. Continue reading Conflict elephant evades “death sentence”
A final vote in the Brazilian House of Representatives, over controversial changes to their forestry code, has been postponed until March 2012. In early December, the Senate agreed to approve the new code, but 70 amendments are still to be voted on before agreement is sought from President Dilma Rousseff.
Continue reading Controversy over changes to Brazil’s Forestry Code continues