Authority said modifications to the Peruvian Penal Code includes prison for people linked to the illegal timber trade and for those who destroy natural forests.
Peruvian television program broadcast a report on illegal logging in the Ucayali region, showing the allegedly illegal timber transport by boats and trucks.
Covert GPS surveillance of timber trucks by Amazon campaigners has revealed how loggers are defeating attempts to halt deforestation in the world’s greatest rainforest.
State exercises little control over remote Amazon region blighted by poverty and illiteracy, and organised crime fills the vacuum.
The Amboró Park is one of the protected areas most diverse in the region, with 1,600 species of fauna and 5,000 of flora. However, its richness in timber also are threatening it.
Greenpeace’s new video focuses on the dangers of illegal logging, and shows that illegal timber’s destination isn’t so far from home.
The Brazilian government has made several attempts to take control of logging in the Amazon. But despite high-profile crackdowns, the trade in illegal timber is vast and growing.
Timber management plans in the state of Rondonia were suspended after the state of Amazonas identified an illegal management by loggers.
A municipality in the Bolivian Amazon abandons wood exploitation to invest in ecotourism. Today, this activity is its main development tool. Click to see image gallery