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A Paradise Being Lost: Peru's Most Important Forests Felled for Timber, Crops, Roads, Mining


Environment  (tags: deforestation, mining interests, habitat, destruction, habitatdestruction, ecosystems, environment, government, green, protection, forests, trees, world, politics, nature )

Cal
- 70 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Despite a comprehensive forestry reform in 2000, when a forestry concession system was adopted, up to 90 percent of timber extracted from forests in Peru is likely done so illegally.



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Cheree M. (46)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 5:47 am
noted, thanks
 

Natasha Salgado (538)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 7:17 am
Just pitiful...soon it'll be a barren wasteland. Thx Cal
 

Christeen Anderson (513)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 7:41 am
Quite sad actually.
 

Heidi Walderra (133)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 8:02 am
Noted ,shared
 

pam w. (191)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 8:22 am
DAMMIT!
 

Angelika Kempter (81)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 8:57 am
Noted,thanks
 

Dave C. (216)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 11:44 am
how sad.....
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 12:12 pm
I guess "Paradise Lost" was already taken for a title.
 

Birgit W. (147)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 1:15 pm
Thanks Cal.
 

Charlie Rush (56)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 2:57 pm
Perhaps, when people can not breathe any more, they'll get the picture.
 

Tamera Dolcini (16)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 3:58 pm
Tree poaching, around the world, is rapidly becoming the preferred means for cartels and terrorist organizations to fund ???. There is great demand for things which are created from wood, and far more money to be made.
Last month, I became aware of how serious this problem is on the African continent where the demand for charcoal is far beyond what can be produced legally. Irregardless of what the end product is, unscrupulous persons do not care about the far reaching effects of deforestation. They view the trees, not as a living organism that helps maintains the necessary balance which allows us, and many others to survive.
Unbelievably, giving all due consideration to the size of trees, it is very difficult to catch thess tree poachers. By the time anyone knows that they are in an area, more often or not, the individuals that actually cut the trees have moved on. Those who finance it and reap the most rewards do not chance going into the area that such activities take place.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 3:58 pm
Noted. Sad.
 

Enrico H. (7)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 4:58 pm
Thank you
 

Mandi T. (429)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 5:35 pm
Noted
 

Carol P. (45)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 9:22 pm
Ugh.
 

Dianne D. (460)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 9:55 pm
Pure greed. Man will surely kill the earth and all that live on it at this rate.
 

Alfred Donovan (46)
Thursday August 14, 2014, 12:46 am
These loggers are a menace to us all and are endangering the planet.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 14, 2014, 1:06 am
sadly noted
 

Lindsay Kemp (1)
Thursday August 14, 2014, 3:10 am
Absolutely tragic, and so short-sighted!
 

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (45)
Thursday August 14, 2014, 3:18 am
Noted. Very sad.
Thanks Cal.
 

Fi T. (16)
Thursday August 14, 2014, 5:02 am
We have no more to lose
 

Leopold Marek (16)
Thursday August 14, 2014, 7:07 am
Shared!
 

Aaron Bouchard (129)
Thursday August 14, 2014, 8:29 am
noted thanks
 

marie gignac (38)
Thursday August 14, 2014, 8:44 am
Really sad! :-/
 

Sandy G. (11)
Thursday August 14, 2014, 10:04 am
Criminals destroying what's left of our planet should be executed. It's the only way to save the rest of us.
 

Ruth R. (219)
Thursday August 14, 2014, 2:58 pm
Not much forest of this type is left.
 

Stella Gambardella (80)
Thursday August 14, 2014, 2:58 pm
Purtroppo anche questa volta ho dovuto prendere nota di un'altra vasta area che viene distrutta.
 

Muriel Servaege (48)
Thursday August 14, 2014, 4:20 pm
Noted. Thank you, Cal. Unfortunately, that problem is not new.
 

Denise D. (12)
Thursday August 14, 2014, 4:25 pm
So sad.....
 

Monica D. (580)
Thursday August 14, 2014, 8:48 pm
Very bad news.
 

Ana Lopes (78)
Friday August 15, 2014, 2:12 am
noted
 

Katherine May Williams (0)
Friday August 15, 2014, 9:26 am
Noted.
 

Betty Kelly (2)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 11:42 pm
Survival is dependent on the environment.
 

Kira Leeon (13)
Saturday August 23, 2014, 10:25 pm
Sustainable is a word sadly lacking in the vocabulary of company CEOs.
 
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