Consumer interest, combined with enforcement in producer countries, can yield results, researcher say
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — A London-based think tank says illegal logging has dropped worldwide, but also warns that loggers are probably getting better at hiding illegal activities, and that China and Japan need to cut their imports of illegally logged wood.
Chatham House, an international think tank, says its study on illegal logging is the most thorough assessment of issue to-date. According to the data the researchers examined. illegal logging has dropped by as much as 50 percent in Cameroon, between 50 a 75 percent in the Brazilian Amazon and by 75 percent in Indonesia. Total global production of illegal timber has fallen by about 22 percent since 2002. (more…)
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