Illegal Deforestation Monitor

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

‘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

Illegal cocoa and palm plantations cause $111m damage in Peruvian Amazon

10.10.2016 Peru’s National Forest and Wildlife Service chief reveals that deforestation by two illegal cocoa and oil palm plantations in the Peruvian Amazon has causes widespread damage

Indonesian coalition pushes for transparency over decision to drop forest fire cases

06.10.2016 An NGO alliance is taking the provincial police in Sumatra, to the Central Information Commission over decision to drop cases against 15 plantation companies

Drone footage shows illegal burning for palm oil in Riau

27.09.2016 A coalition of organisations in Indonesia has released footage showing evidence of the criminal use of fire to clear forest

Analysis shows more than a third of deforestation in Argentinian hotspots is illegal

09.09.2016 Greenpeace study finds more than 20,000 hectares of forest destroyed illegally in four northern provinces in the first half of 2016


Korindo allegedly burning Papuan forests for palm oil

01.09.2016 A new report alleges that Korindo, the largest palm oil company operating in Indonesian Papua, has destroyed 30,000 hectares of forest on the island since 2013

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