Last of his Tribe lives on his own in the Amazon forest, Brazil. He does not want to make contact with the rest of the world. It is believed his tribe were murdered on behalf of colonialists and ranchers. BRENDAN MONTAGUE reports
MACKENZIE DENYER and TIM HUNT, from Ethical Consumer magazine, explore the complex issues with palm oil, why deforestation rates are still climbing and why big brand manufacturers have the power to stop it
The Flemish highways agency this week admitted it was cutting down trees to stop migrants hiding behind them. NICK MEYNEN argues that the story is a perfect illustration of tunnel vision applied in and beyond Belgium
The threat to our existence from the destruction of rainforests is well documented. And across the globe the battle to save them continues. JACK DAVIES reports on how the lush forests of Cambodia continue to suffer at the hands of the illegal timber trade
Frankincense is harvested from Boswellia carterii trees and provides vital income for Somaliland. But over-harvesting is threatening the future of the crop. Now a new test is being developed so that responsible buyers can tell whether the frankincense they sources is from sustainable forest. KATIE DANCEY-DOWNS of The Lush Times reports
The European Union's top court ruled today that increased logging in Białowieża broke EU nature laws. The Polish government must now reverse decisions that allowed logging, or face fines of up to tens of millions of euros. CATHERINE EARLY reports
Colombia has recognised the autonomy of indigenous communities across the Amazon through a new decree - described as the most important step for Amazon indigenous rights in 30 years. BRENDAN MONTAGUE reports
Recent research undertaken by Ethical Consumer magazine shows that seven major online retailers are ignoring European Union law and not showing energy labels for all required products. JOSIE WEXLER and CLARE CARLILE investigate
The government of Romania is failing to protect its valuable primeval forest - not just to the detriment of the environment, but also to detriment of impoverished local communities. KATY JENKYNS investigates
The most recent environmental report by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) reveals that Estonia is using its unique forests intensively. Forestry exports have increased and now make up five percent of exports. Ronan O'Shea visited the forests to meet the campaigners fighting to protect this incredible resource
New years’ resolutions typically consist of promises to exercise more, sleep better and generally be more healthy and less stressed. As everyone returns to work this can be a real challenge. A practice originating in Japan and now being trialled by the RSPB and on Forestry Commission holidays could help you achieve all this and more. CATHERINE EARLY reports
The Polish government has been ignoring a temporary ban on logging in the Białowieża Forest since July. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) is now taking unprecedented action to protect the best-preserved primeval forest in Europe. CATHERINE EARLY reports
Massacres like that reported to have taken place recently in the Amazon are sadly neither new nor uncommon. For uncontacted tribal peoples, the colonial era continues, as bandits and extractive industries, abetted by a corrupt government, inflict violence and plunder on them. LEWIS EVANS puts this brutality into context, and examines potential solutions.
Aspen trees are one of the most important in Scotland, yet due to deforestation and deer its population is falling. ALAN WATSON FEATHERSTONE reports on how Trees for Life are working to help the Aspen tree.