Deforestation from unchecked logging in Laos is shown in a file photo. AFP Customs officers in central Laos’s Bolikhamxay province stopped a truck carrying contraband rosewood at the border with Vietnam at the end of December, as smugglers continue to frustrate government attempts to halt the illegal trade in timber, sources said. Authorities confiscated the…

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MEDIA CONTACT Susan McCarthy [email protected]   In response to General Motors (GM) announcement to develop natural rubber procurement requirements, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) issued the following statement from Kerry Cesareo, vice president, forests. “In recent years natural rubber plantations have been contributing to massive deforestation across Southeast Asia and beyond, and have led to major land grab and human rights…

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