Northern Dien Bien Province has lost 22,000ha of forest because of illegal logging, and the loss is expected to increase as forest rangers admit they cannot stop illegal logging.

China lodges diplomatic protest after court issues harsh punishments in crackdown on illegal timber trade along border

Efforts to address illegal logging and reduce the trade in illegal timber have borne fruit and prompted some positive reforms in producer countries. However, changes in the sector mean overall trade has not fallen in the last decade.

In April, scores of hillside homes in Fraswad and Shalnand villages in Jammu and Kashmir collapsed in a landslide amid heavy rains. Eighteen people died.

THOSE acquiring timber from forests to sell must have licences or face a maximum fine of $5000, says North forestry officer Lasiasa Kuritani.

ISLAMABAD: Climate Change Minister Mushahidullah Khan on Thursday visited the injured forest officials who were thrashed by timber smugglers in Kallar Syedan forests a few days ago.

More than 400 illegally set saw mills in Sylhet region have been running their trade due to absence of proper monitoring by the lawmen as well as by the Forest Department.

China has investigated or prosecuted over 2,100 officials for environment-related crimes in the past 16 months.

LANDI KOTAL: With the rehabilitation activity gaining momentum in Tirah valley of Khyber Agency, the forests in the picturesque area face serious threat owing to cutting of trees by local residents

Hyderabad: The United Nations has decided to address the concerns of unsustainable exploitation and consumption of natural resources through this year’s theme of ‘Seven billion dreams. One planet.

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