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How DNA Testing Could Fell the Illegal Timber Trade

DNA testing helps track where trees came from, helping cut down on illegal logging. Science News by NewsLook var nl_rand = "CJ1Z2uao1RVbH6Fo", NewsLook = NewsLook || {}; NewsLook.embeds = Ne…

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Guitar Company Admits To Using Illegal Rainforest Wood

By Lloyd Alter, TreeHugger A year ago, John covered the raid on Gibson Guitars, where the US Fish and Wildlife Service suspected that the company was guilty of violations of the Lacey Act, which …

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Cambodian Activists Fight Illegal Logging

Frustrated by government inaction, Cambodian citizen patrollers are risking their lives to take on the country's illegal loggers in a bid to save their shrinking forests. Science News by NewsLo…

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Drones Fight Illegal Logging

A new aerial surveillance system to protect forests and endangered species in remote parts of the world is being pioneered by a pair of ecologists in Switzerland. The researchers have designed and bui…

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Amazonian Tribe’s Home Being Destroyed by Logging

Undercover investigators filmed loggers taking huge tree trunks out of the territory of the world’s most threatened tribe. Photo Credit: Threat to Democracy via Flickr. Science News by NewsLook …

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New Monkey Species Discovered In Myanmar

Primatologists have discovered a new species of monkey living in a remote forested region of northern Myanmar (Burma) which is under threat from logging and a Chinese dam project. The research, pub…

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Tiger Habitat Saved From Logging

There are an estimated 350-500 Siberian, or Amur tigers, remaining in the wild. In captivity there are another 400 or so. In the late 1940s, that number was down to twenty, and the species was very cl…

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