Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Action-against-Illegal-Timber-at-DLH-Vlissingen-27MZIFLT3MLE.htmlConceptually similarAction against Illegal Timber at DLH VlissingenGP01LS1Completed★★★★Action against Illegal Timber at DLH VlissingenGP01LS3Completed★★★★Action against Illegal Timber at DLH VlissingenGP01LRYCompleted★★★★Action against Illegal Timber at DLH VlissingenGP01LRZCompleted★★★★Action against Illegal Timber at DLH VlissingenGP01LS0Completed★★★★Action against Illegal Timber at DLH VlissingenGP01LS2Completed★★★★Action against Illegal Timber at DLH VlissingenGP01LS7Completed★★★★Forests Action at Amsterdam HarbourGP011JNCompleted★★★★★★Forests Action at Amsterdam HarbourGP0UPXCompleted★★★★View AllGP01LS5Action against Illegal Timber at DLH VlissingenGreenpeace activist block the entrance to timber importer DLH, world's largest importer of tropical hardwood, in the Dutch town of Vlissingen. Greenpeace found illegally logged tropical timber on the premises and uses the piles of timber to block the gate. At the same time other activists are making an inventory of the other timber on the premises of the company. DLH is selling timber coming from companies that are dealing with illegal logging. The banner reads: "Illegaal Hout is Crimineel!" or in English: "Illegal Timber is Criminal!"In original language:SpandoekGreenpeace activisten blokkeren de toegang bij houthandel DLH in Vlissingen met grote stapels hardhout. Tegelijkertijd zijn andere aktievoerders de herkomst van het opgeslagen hout op het terrein aan het inventariseren. DLH, de grootste handelaar in tropisch hardhout ter wereld, verkoopt hout van bedrijven die betrokken zijn bij illegale houtkap. Greenpeace heeft bij de minister van Justitie aangifte gedaan van dit verdachte hout.Op het spandoek staat: "Illegaal Hout is Crimineel!"Locations:Europe-Netherlands-VlissingenDate:6 Nov, 2003Credit:© Greenpeace / Bas BeentjesMaximum size:2000px X 1312pxKeywords:Actions and protests-Banners-Forests (campaign title)-Gates-Greenpeace activists-Illegal logging-KWCI (GPI)-Night-Outdoors-Timber-Timber industryShoot:Action against Illegal Timber at DLH VlissingenGreenpeace activist block the entrance to Danish timber importer DLH (Dalhoff, Larsen und Hornemann), world's largest importer of tropical hardwood, in the Dutch town of Vlissingen. Greenpeace found illegally logged tropical timber on the premises and used the piles of timber to block the gate. At the same time other activists are making an inventory of the other timber on the premises of the company. Eight activists were arrested. DLH is selling timber coming from companies that are dealing with illegal logging. Greenpeace has reported this suspicious timber to the justice department. This inventory shows that the timber on the premises of DLH comes from several African logging companies that were recently fined for illegal logging like IBC, Alpicam and French company Rougier. For some time now DLH is trading suspicious timber from Brasil Africa and South East Asia. Especially concerning wood from the Amazon multinational DLH is one of the main traders. A recently published research by Greenpeace shows that a minimum of 66% of the logging done in the most timber-producing state in the Amazon, Para, is illegal. This action is a part of the Dutch campaign 'Illegaal hout is crimineel' (illegal timber is criminal). Greenpeace wants to show where illegal timber enters the country and where is is used. Fifty percent of the tropical wood used in the Netherlands was logged illegally. Greenpeace aims to put pressure on the Dutch government to take action. At this moment the government is doing nothing to stop the illegal trade. Worse still, governmental institutions often use suspicious timber themselves. Greenpeace wants the Dutch government to insist on European legislation, prohibiting the import of illegally logged timber. Major traders in the business like DLH must at the same time take responsibility and make sure they only import sustainable timber. Illegal logging is destroying millions of acres of ancient forest. Many endangered species like chimpanzees and the jaguar depend on these forests. Illegal logging mainly takes place in third world countries, where governments lack capacity to maintain the forests law. As long as the international market is an important motive for illegal logging, the destruction of our last ancient forests will continue. Sustainable logging cannot compete with these cheap illegal products. European legislation concerning illegal logging is therefore necessary.