14 Nov '17, 6pm

Videos detail corruption in massive illegal Peruvian timber case

New video shows Peruvian timber executives knew they might be trafficking illegal timber out of the country aboard one of the largest captured shipments of illegal timber in Peru’s history, the Yacu Kallpa. The video, released by NGO Global Witness, shows that despite public claims, exporters often know that documents do not guarantee legal origin of timber. The videos include representatives from three of the exporting companies involved in the Yacu Kallpa case: Corporación Industrial Forestal, Inversiones WCA, and Sico Maderas. New information from undercover video sheds some light on one of the biggest global timber scandals in recent history, the Yacu Kallpa. The 15 video clips, released by NGO Global Witness, show Peruvian timber executives describing how they’ve been willfully complicit in buying and selling illegally-sourced timber, particularly in the Yacu Kallpa c...

Full article: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/11/videos-detail-corruptio...

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