target: Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, United Nations Environment Programme
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by September 20, 2013
Illegal logging is the harvesting, transporting, processing, buying or selling of timber in violation of national laws. It also applies to harvesting wood from protected areas, exporting threatened plant/tree species, and falsifying official documents.
Less obvious acts of illegal logging include breaking license agreements, tax evasion, corrupting government officials and interfering with access and rights to forest areas... But the real reasons why WE need to ban illegal logging is simple and something we ALL need to get behind, the displacement of indigenous amazonian tribes, assaults and even murders of the indigenous people, Mass loss of habbitat for all animals of the rainforest. The more that they destroy in the name of money, power and greed the more lives will be lost and the harder it will effect the world. We need better laws more protections in place for the people, for the animals and for mother nature. More needs to be done and most of all more people need to take a stand and let their voice be heard. Together we can be the change, Be The Voice This World Needs... Tough laws are important in tackling the illegal timber trade, but you can help, too, by choosing wood and paper from responsible sources, such as those with the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) logo...
With the illegal logging, illegal land grabbing, the Belo Monte Dam we are looking at animals becoming extinct, thousands of deaths, mass loss of land and the history of a pure people... PLEASE SIGN and Pass this on to all you know... Mail it, Tweet it, Post it on Facebook and on Care2, get the word out anyway you can and take a stand, take action. I thank you all... With respect always, James Howie... C.O.P.E -- Carers Of Planet Earth
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