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Palm oil encroaching on protected areas in Chiapas, Mexico, driving “clandestine” deforestation

29.06.2017 Illegal oil palm development is playing a leading role in deforestation in the Mexican state, according to a government source interviewed by a reporter for Mongabay

Ag drives deforestation in Atlantic Forests back to 2005 levels

28.06.2017 A 58% increase in deforestation rate in the Atlantic Forest with the majority of the 29,000 hectares deforested between 2015 and 2016 cleared illegally

Brazilian presidential decree “a Christmas present to land grabbers”

28.02.2017 Civil society accuse government of effectively granting amnesty to illegal farmers after 350,000ha of Jamanxim National Forest downgraded

Cambodian government awards sawmill license to ag firm operating in protected area

14.02.2017 Lim Royal linked to forestry crimes as recently as last year, with an earlier government report claiming that 264 cubic metres of illegal timber previously seized on its land 

Illegal agricultural plantations driving disappearance of ‘Intact Forest Landscapes’ worldwide

26.01.2017 More than 7 per cent of the area of these uniquely valuable ‘untouched’ forests were degraded or cleared between 2001 and 2013

PNG Prime Minister says SABLs are being cancelled…but is it more of the same?

20.12.2016 The Government has failed to cancel controversial and hugely destructive large-scale agricultural leases, more than three years after promising to do so

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