Nearly a week has passed since the vote to leave the EU and the events of the week have certainly been tumultuous. The dust and anger may have settled slightly but the picture is still not that much clearer.
The number of people killed for defending their land, forests and rivers from destructive industries rose sharply in 2015, making it the deadliest year on record according to a report published today by Global Witness.
Officials in Côte d'Ivoire have seized one of the country’s largest ever hauls of illegal timber, following an inspection by a new enforcement agency set up in April 2016. The seizure, and the enforced closure of the company involved, mark a shift in Côte d'Ivoire’s response to illegal logging.
Greenpeace analysis of the FLEGT evaluation Illegal logging and related trade remain persistent global problems despite the positive impacts of EU actions undertaken since 2004. A recent independent evaluation assesses the progress of EU action in tackling illegal logging since the launch of the EU action plan on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT), more than ten years ago.