An Amazon logging ring is broken up, and rhino horn trading is on the rise.
Thu, Jun 06, 2013 at 6:00 AM
June 6, 1994:
The Colombian village of Toez is buried in a mudslide
triggered by a magnitude-6.4 earthquake. An estimated 1,100 die in Toez and other nearby villages.
June 6, 2005:
Brazilian authorities arrest 78 people in a series of nationwide raids, breaking up an illegal Amazon logging ring
said to have been in operation for 14 years. At right, a Greenpeace activist walks over illegally cut maghony logs in the Amazon.
June 6, 2007:
Despite a 30-year-old global ban on international trade of rhinoceros horn, the conservation group Traffic reports that poaching for rhino horns, valued in traditional Asian medicines, is on the increase
in some areas.
Photo: ZUMA Press
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