illegal loggers

Brazilian Government Largest Illegal Logger in the Amazon

Article: Brazilian Government Largest Illegal Logger in the Amazon

BRASILIA, Brazil, September 30, 2008 (ENS) – A Brazilian government agency that provides land to settlers is the largest illegal logger in the Amazon rainforest and could face criminal prosecution, Environment Minister Carlos Minc said Monday. Minc blamed Institute of Colonization and Agrarian Reform, or Incra, for occupying the top six places on a new…

UNESCO Natural World Heritage Sites Face More Threats

Article: UNESCO Natural World Heritage Sites Face More Threats

QUEBEC CITY, Canada, June 30, 2008 (ENS) – The World Heritage Committee will consider the requests made by governments for inscription of 13 new natural sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List when it meets here Wednesday for its annual session. During this year’s meeting, hosted by Canada to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the…