At least 185 environmental activists were killed last year, the highest annual death toll on record and close to a 60% increase on the previous year, according to a UK-based watchdog.

A new report by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and Interpol has highlighted the sophistication and growth of environmental crimes across the world.


A forest campaigner with Greenpeace Africa, has stated that Cameroon must team up with the European Union if the country is keen on combating the incidence of illegal logging and timber export.

Forests in Senegal's lush Casamance region risk disappearing within two years because of illegal timber smuggling, one of the West African country's foremost environmentalists said on Thursday.

Over 65 per cent of Uttarakhand’s total area of 34,651 is under forest cover.

A number of theories are circulating on what would have caused such gargantuan fires in Uttarakhand, reportedly the worst the state has seen in recent times.

Myanmar has banned lucrative logging operations as the newly-elected government of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi steps up a battle on deforestation, an environment official said on Thursday.

The provincial prosecutor’s office in the central Mozambican province of Manica, along the border with Zimbabwe, has expressed concern over the increased number of illegal loggers of timber, some o

There is “no solid evidence” that an EU law has done anything to prevent the illegal timber trade or even that it has been implemented, according to a draft commission review seen by the Guardian.