New Earth Minute: Anne Petermann on Covid-19’s Link to Deforestation

Soy plantation in Paraguay.  Photo: Langelle/GJEP Fifty percent of the deforestation in eastern Paraguay is caused by the conversion of forests to soy monocultures. In the Chaco region, home to uncontacted Ayoreo tribes, most of the deforestation is… Read More

The Destruction Of Nature & Covid-19

A logger (employed by a South Korean multinational corporation) with a chainsaw in the Bosawas rainforest; the Bosawas is the largest rainforest north of the Amazon Basin.  Illegal logging threatens the rainforest’s biodiversity and Indigenous Peoples.  (Nicaragua 1997)… Read More

Wet’suwet’en Leaders Defy Coastal GasLink Injunction

Photo: Jimmy Jeong, The Globe and Mail Wet’suwet’en chiefs vow to defy Coastal GasLink injunction, intensifying standoff one year after RCMP truce The Globe and Mail January 7, 2019 Brent Jang Wet’suwet’en Nation hereditary chiefs are vowing to… Read More

Logging Affects Forests Ability to Regenerate in Canada

Long-term damage from logging hits ability of Canada’s forests to regenerate The Guardian December 4, 2019 Leyland Cecco Canada’s logging industry has a larger and more damaging impact on forest health than previously thought, a new report has… Read More

Occupation and Uprising in the Shawnee National Forest

On his 30th birthday, John Wallace is removed from a logging skidder with a blowtorch after he locked his neck to the machine to stop logging in the Shawnee National Forest.  Photo: Langelle (1990) Note: With this article,… Read More

Forest Service Logging Project: Impacting forests, soils, streams, songbirds

One month and thirty years ago, activist John Wallace and I walked together through a clearcut in southern Illinois’ Shawnee National Forest. I suppose it was destined to happen a few more times and the last time just… Read More

‘Guardians of the Amazon’ Seize Illegal Loggers to Protect Uncontacted Tribe

Guardians of the Amazon from Survival International on Vimeo.   On International Biodiversity Day, GJEP recognizes the fundamental role played by Indigenous Peoples in protecting the most biodiverse lands remaining on the planet. In this piece, Survival International… Read More

Blockade Stops Logging, Forest Protectors Need Help

McKENZIE BRIDGE, OR – On October 23, Cascadia Forest Defenders [CFD] erected a road blockade at the entrance to the “W” Timber Sale to protest the current logging on National Forest Land. Already clashes have resulted in one… Read More

The Great American Stand: US Forests and the Climate Emergency

Report defines key climate solutions connected to forest protection and documents how logging across the US, the world’s largest wood producing and consuming country, is threatening the climate and exacerbating the impacts of natural disasters. Asheville, NC – According… Read More

Mining, Logging, Bush Meat Market Putting Chimpanzees at Risk

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which publishes the Red List of endangered species, recently classified the western chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes ssp. verus) as “critically endangered”. “This is a wakeup call for us. We need to… Read More