29 Nov '12, 6pm

'Exporting deforestation': China is the kingpin of illegal logging

'Exporting deforestation': China is the kingpin of illegal logging

Australia outlaws illegally-logged wood from abroad (11/21/2012) In another blow to illegal loggers, Australia has passed the Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill, joining the U.S. in outlawing the importation of illegal logged timber from abroad. The new legislation makes it a criminal offense for Australian businesses to import timber from illegal operations. The Australian government estimates that $400 million worth of illegal timber products are sold in the country each year often as outdoor furniture and wood for decks Foreign loggers and corrupt officials flouting logging moratorium in the Democratic Republic of Congo (11/08/2012) In 2002 the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) announced a moratorium on commercial logging in a bid to save rapidly falling forests, however a new report by Global Witness alleges that industrial loggers are finding away around the logging fr...

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