River plume draining into the sea full of sediment from upstream logging activity in Western Province, Solomon Islands. Credit: Wade Fairley Globally, remaining tropical forests are being rapidly cleared, particularly in countries like the Solomon Islands where commercial logging accounts for about 18 percent of government revenue, and at least […]

Salvage logging in the Bavarian Forest National Park according to the national park regulations. Here, trees infested by bark beetles are extracted in a future core zone. Credit: Reinhold Weinberger, Bavarian Forest National Park management An increasing proportion of the world’s protected forests are subject to extensive logging activities. The […]

While California spotted owls (left, adult; right, juvenile) typically perch and roost in smaller trees like this incense cedar, their nest trees are often several feet in diameter. Credit: Danny Hofstadter Logging of the largest trees in the Sierra Nevada’s national forests ended in the early 1990s after agreements were […]

Glenbog State Forest covers an area of about around 11,000 hectares and is located in the southeast of Australia in New South Wales. ENLARGE Illegal logging is an immensely profitable global activity, linked to corruption, human rights abuses, criminal networks, and environmental destruction. A 2017 study by the Global Financial Integrity ranked […]

Nearly 150,000 people have signed an online letter supporting protesters against Bialowieza logging Some 50 environmental activists blocked logging equipment and vehicles Thursday in Poland’s ancient Bialowieza forest, as authorities continued to fell trees despite an EU injunction to stop, Greenpeace said. The right-wing government has vowed to continue logging in the […]


These large-diameter old-growth trees marked for logging in a US Forest Service fuels reduction project are typical of what is often described as ‘thinning’. Logging like this, done under the pretense of fire risk reduction, is the reason Spotted Owl populations are crashing in National Forests, scientists say. Credit: Wild […]