Latin America


Jonathan Mason

Seven years ago, Brazil’s São Paulo State Environmental Police set out to crack down on the illegal timber trade. In 2011, during one of their most ambitious inspection operations, officers inspected nearly 350 trucks and more than 60 lumberyards in just two days. Discovering an array of violations, they responded by delivering 50 violation notices and issuing BRL $2.2 million (USD $1.4 million) in fines. 


  1. Updates on FLA's latest activities
  2. Greetings from the new FLA Manager: Chip Barber
  3. The Lacey Act and the governance of the Brazilian forest sector
  4. Revelations on Indonesian illegal logging send clear message to governments and buyers
  5. Recent publications
  6. In the news
  7. Upcoming events