ASIAN FORESTS ARE BEING DESTROYED AT AN ANNUAL RATE OF 8.2 MILLION ACRES. According to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.
FEB 29 ZIMBABWE ILLEGAL LOGGING DOUBLES Clear cutting in Zimbabwe has doubled in the last two years as tobacco growers illegally expand their agricultural holdings.
IVORY COAST Having lost about 80% of it's original forest cover to illegal cocoa growers, Ivory has caused a humanitarian crisis by evicting them. |READ|
AUG 20 MALAWI FOREST DESTRUCTION DEPRIVES CAPITAL OF FRESH WATER Malawi capital city Lilongwe is in the midst of a water crisis because of illegal forest destruction in the nearby Dzalanyama Forest Reserve. The forest is the catchment area for Lilongwe River, which served as a natural water retention and purification zone before the river reaches the city. Illegal charcoal burners operate unchecked in the reserve.
MAR 6 PANAMA'S RAINFOREST UNDER ATTACK BY ILLEGAL LOGGERS Panama's indigenous rainforests are falling to wealthy and connected logging interests who think nothing of threatening the lives of those who oppose them. The rosewood forests, among the last remaining on the planet, are logged for illegal export to China.