Home / Environment / News Tools: Save | Print | E-mail | Most Read | Comment
Illegal loggers punished in bid to save forests
Adjust font size:

Forest authorities have punished 10 illegal loggers as part of a crackdown on those threatening the country's environment and ecosystem.

The perpetrators were exposed to media during the second round of crackdowns from May to September this year.

State Forestry Administration (SFA) spokesman Cao Qingyao said in Beijing yesterday that the latest operation focused on illegal logging and damage to nature reserves, forest parks and State-owned woodlands.

He said about a million forest law enforcers had taken part in the nationwide inspection that included uncovering more than 65,000 cases and recovering about 110,000 cu m of timber.

In Jiangcheng county in Yunnan Province, five violators were jailed and fined for logging 550 cu m of timber last year.

In Guangdong, wildlife smugglers were nabbed for dealing in more than 5,000 lizards, 30 pangolins, 21 bear palms and 3,000 tortoises. Nine suspects were taken into custody.

Cao said illegal logging and destruction of forest resources have made a comeback in recent years.

He listed illicit construction projects, profiteering of timber prices and improper use of forest recovery funds as some of the reasons behind the trend.

In the first six months of the year, there have been close to 210,000 cases of illegal forest activities, an increase of 3.4 percent from last year.

(China Daily November 9, 2007)

Tools: Save | Print | E-mail | Most Read
Pet Name

China Archives
Related >>
- Forestry Authority Denies Timber Claims
- Forestry Bureau to Investigate Illegal Logging Claim
- SFA to Investigate Illegal Logging Claim
- China Tackling Illegal Timber Imports
Most Viewed >>
Air Quality 
Cities Major Pollutant Air Quality Level
Beijing particulate matter II
Shanghai particulate matter III1
Guangzhou sulfur dioxide II
Chongqing particulate matter III2
Xi'an particulate matter III1
Most Read
- White paper on energy
- Endangered monkeys grow in number
- Yangtze River's Three Gorges 2 mln years in the making
- The authorities sets sights on polluted soil
- China, US benefit from clean energy
NGO Events Calendar Tips
- Hand in hand to protect endangered animals and plants
- Changchun, Mini-marathon Aimed at Protecting Siberian Tiger
- Water Walk by Nature University
- Green Earth Documentary Salon
- Prof. Maria E. Fernandez to Give a Lecture on Climate Change
UN meets on climate change
The UN Climate Change Conference brought together representatives of over 180 countries and observers from various organizations.
Panda Facts
A record 28 panda cubs born via artificial insemination have survived in 2006.
South China Karst
Rich and unique karst landforms located in south China display exceptional natural beauty.
Saving the Tibetan Antelopes
The rare animals survive in the harsh natural environment of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.
Laws & Regulations
- Forestry Law of the People's Republic of China
- Meteorology Law of the People's Republic of China
- Fire Control Law of the People's Republic of China
- Law on Protecting Against and Mitigating Earthquake Disasters
- Law of the People's Republic of China on Conserving Energy
State Environmental Protection Administration
Ministry of Water Resources
Ministry of Land and Resources
China Environmental Industry Network
Chengdu Giant Panda Research Base