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Ebola, deforestation and fruit bats: What they have in common

As a human tragedy unfolds before the world's eyes, it may seem too little, too late to wonder if the Ebola epidemic now raging in several West African nations could have been prevented. If Ebola can be stopped, we need to keep it from recurring.

Greenpeace exits Canada's Boreal Forest Agreement citing breaches

Greenpeace Canada announced its withdrawal yesterday from the Canada Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA) claiming logging roads built in Quebec’s Montagnes Blanches region managed by Resolute Forest Products are a violation of the CBFA.

Tribe faces extinction because of illegal logging Special

A Brazilian tribe faces extinction as its territory is being illegally deforested. A report obtained by charity Survival International found that the nomadic Awá tribe live in three of the five most deforested areas in the Amazon.

Mob Attacks Anti-logging Agents in Amazon Region, Brazil

A mob of 2,000 people burned tires, blocked roads and attacked federal agents who sought to crack down on illegal Amazon logging, but officials vowed last Wednesday that riots would not halt law enforcement.

Confessions of a Citizen Journalist

Have I been living up to what is expected as a Citizen Journalist member of Digital Journal? Will I do so in the future? This is just a small apology and statement to a future commitment about taking part in this online community.

Logging Debris to Electricity

Oregon lumber company now burning lumber debris to create electricity.

Metis plan illegal cut

"Frustrated by wood waste, Metis loggers plan illegal cut to provoke court case"

Illegally Destroying Burma's Forests Brings in Huge Profits for Chinese

International environmental organizations say China's appetite for wood is fuelling illegal logging that is destroying Burma's forests. The Chinese government has sought to play down the extent of illegal logging by Chinese companies, but outside exper...
 

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Under Taib s rule the Penan have mounted countless
blockades to stop their forest being destroyed.
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Under Taib's rule the Penan have mounted countless blockades to stop their forest being destroyed. © A.Rain/N.Rain/Survival
The Penan have regularly mounted blockades 
to stop the destruction of their forest. ©Survival 200...
The Penan have regularly mounted blockades to stop the destruction of their forest. ©Survival 2009
Fresh logs after clear cutting north of Chehalis Lake  BC  Canada.
Fresh logs after clear cutting north of Chehalis Lake, BC, Canada.
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The Penan s forests have been devastated by loggers.
©Andy & Nick Rain/ Survival
The Penan's forests have been devastated by loggers. ©Andy & Nick Rain/ Survival
Chief Minister Taib Mahmud was met by demonstrators
protesting at the destruction of the Penan s ra...
Chief Minister Taib Mahmud was met by demonstrators protesting at the destruction of the Penan's rainforest. © Survival
Chief Minister Taib Mahmud was met by demonstrators
protesting at the destruction of the Penan s ra...
Chief Minister Taib Mahmud was met by demonstrators protesting at the destruction of the Penan's rainforest. © Survival
Fresh logs dumped along the road after clear cutting north of Chehalis Lake  BC  Canada.
Fresh logs dumped along the road after clear cutting north of Chehalis Lake, BC, Canada.
Fresh logs  cut down within 3-4 days and dumped along the service road after clear cutting north of ...
Fresh logs, cut down within 3-4 days and dumped along the service road after clear cutting north of Chehalis Lake, BC, Canada.
New forest service road and fresh logs after clear cutting north of Chehalis Lake  BC  Canada.
New forest service road and fresh logs after clear cutting north of Chehalis Lake, BC, Canada.
Karapiru  an Awá man who survived the massacre
of his family by gunmen. © F Watson/Survival
Karapiru, an Awá man who survived the massacre of his family by gunmen. © F Watson/Survival
Fresh chunks of wood dumped across the road after clear cutting north of Chehalis Lake  BC  Canada.
Fresh chunks of wood dumped across the road after clear cutting north of Chehalis Lake, BC, Canada.
Illegal logging settlement inside the Murunahua 
Reserve for uncontacted tribes  south-east Peru. 
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Illegal logging settlement inside the Murunahua Reserve for uncontacted tribes, south-east Peru. © Chris Fagan/Upper Amazon Conservancy
One of the routes through ancient forest in the Saguenay Lac St-Jean region in Canada which Greenpea...
One of the routes through ancient forest in the Saguenay Lac St-Jean region in Canada which Greenpeace alleges breaches the CBFA.
Greenpeace Canada
Fresh chunks of wood dumped along the road after clear cutting north of Chehalis Lake  BC  Canada.
Fresh chunks of wood dumped along the road after clear cutting north of Chehalis Lake, BC, Canada.
Forest on Awá land is being illegally cleared by settlers  Brazil.
Forest on Awá land is being illegally cleared by settlers, Brazil.
© Fiona Watson/Survival courtesy of Survival International
Fresh chunks of wood collected where they were growing  after 3-4 days of being cut along the new fo...
Fresh chunks of wood collected where they were growing, after 3-4 days of being cut along the new forest road north of Chehalis Lake, BC, Canada.
Recently-contacted Murunahua man  south-east Peru. 
© Chris Fagan/Upper Amazon Conservancy
Recently-contacted Murunahua man, south-east Peru. © Chris Fagan/Upper Amazon Conservancy
A Murunahua man  contacted by loggers in 1995.
Half his people died after initial contact.
© Chri...
A Murunahua man, contacted by loggers in 1995. Half his people died after initial contact. © Chris Fagan/Upper Amazon Conservancy