Illegal Deforestation Monitor

IDM tracks illegalities relating to conversion of forests for export-oriented agribusiness, the largest driver of global deforestation Continue reading

Why voluntary policies will not stop deforestation

21.11.2016 It is essential that the corporate zero deforestation movement is harnessed to push for the necessary actions by governments

Deforestation from avocado production in Mexico higher than previously thought

14.11.2016 The country's attoerny general has claimed up to 8,000 hectares of forests cleared each year to for avocado orchards in the state of Michoacán

Illegal deforestation an ‘organised economic activity’ in Amazon municipality

10.11.2016 A new report shows how illegally-established cattle ranches have contributed to the loss of thousands of hectares of rainforest in Lábrea, in the state of Amazonas

Conversion of national park threatens orangutans and elephants

19.10.2016 NGOs affiliated with the Mount Leuser National Park Rescue Coalition have urged Indonesia's president to take immediate action to stop illegal deforestation

121 palm oil mills linked to illegal land in Riau

14.10.2016 More than half of palm oil mills in Riau may be linked to illegal plantations, according the chairman of a parliamentary commission in the Sumatran province


‘Furtive’ avocado production destroying natural forests in Mexico

13.10.2016 The Mexican state of Michoacán is losing up to 1,000 hectares of forest each year due to illegal expansion of avocado farms

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