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November 6, 2014

Greenpeace tracks illegal timber shipment coming from Brazil’s Amazon to Europe

Greenpeace tracks illegal timber shipment coming from Brazil’s Amazon to Europe
On Thursday, in the waters outside of a Rotterdam port, Greenpeace activists claim to have been tracking illegally sourced timber arriving from the Brazilian Amazon. The activists, says Greenpeace, confronted a French flagged ship coming from a 'sawmill dealing illegal timber destined for European market'. Carrying banners that read, "Amazon Forest Crime" activists followed the ship as it entered the port to unload its cargo.    Greenpeace claims that its investigations show the ship is carrying containers with wood known as Ipe, to be unloaded and transported later to Belgium. Greenpeace says that containers are destined for ...

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