Illegal logging behind deaths of indigenous leaders
Assassination of forest defenders highlights extensive network of logging and the illegal timber trade.

Remón, Cecilia

Date Written:  29/09/2014
Year Published:  2014  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX16811

"In the forest, the silence at night is absolute," says Sara, a settler who owns a plot of land in the middle of Peru's central jungle. "But suddenly, at 9 p.m. you start hearing chainsaws in the distance. I get up immediately and go quietly with my gun and my dogs to see where they are cutting down my trees. But I don’t find the loggers. They hide. In the morning I find felled trees and cut planks that they were unable to take away."

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