The 42 wagons loaded with timber seized in Guwahati this month is part of a 118 wagon loads of timber consignment from Dimapur railway station heading to New Delhi, sources said.

Today the majority of wild great ape populations are found outside of the network of protected areas in both Africa and Asia, therefore determining if these populations are able to survive in forests that are exploited for timber or other extractive uses and how this is managed, is paramount for their conservation.

After more than two years of negotiations, the European Council and European Parliament have signed a provisional agreement that, if approved, would ban illegal timber from entering the EU.

The residents of Nanadigaave, Dandubitta Hara, Mascal maradi, Sampige Hatti, Ropeline, Varthegundi and other nearby villages said that the roads in Tarikere and Narasimharajapura taluks are in deplorable condition owing to the movement of timber lorries.

Environmental orgnisations like Wild Cat -C, Nature Conservation Guild and Bhadra Wildlife Conservation Trust has urged the district administration to ban the use of elephants for timber work in coffee estates in Chikmagalur district.

An unlikely coalition of logging companies and environmental groups has reached an agreement to protect more than 300,000 square kilometres of Canadian boreal forest

SHIMLA: Hundreds of villagers under the banner of Himachal Kisan Sabha on Tuesday staged a 24 hour dharna outside the office of Principal Chief Conservator of Forest demanding timber distribution rights.

State Kisan Sabha president Kuldip Tanwar has alleged that top forest officials are insensitive and not empathetic towards the demand of farmers and their forest rights.

Making sweeping changes in the state

Consumer demand for the premier neotropical luxury timber, big-leaf mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla), has driven boom-and-bust logging cycles for centuries, depleting local and regional supplies from Mexico to Bolivia.

These rules shall be called the Himachal Pradesh Forest
(Timber Distribution to the Right Holders) Rules, 2010.