11 May '11, 1am

Chainsaw Milling: Domestic Unregulated Deforestation Agents or Local Entrepreneurs? ~ @mongabay

Chainsaw Milling: Domestic Unregulated Deforestation Agents or Local Entrepreneurs? By: Gabriel Thoumi May 10, 2011 Chainsaw milling: supplier to local markets , provides a much needed insight into the generally unregulated on-site conversion of logs into lumber using chainsaws for tropical in-country domestic markets. Tropical forest chainsaw milling juxtaposes local economic benefit with lack, unregulated oversight. While much effort is spent globally tackling institutional trans-national deforestation with global REDD activities led by the private and public sectors and regulated international timber trade led by the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT ) regimes and the Lacey Act , very little time and effort is spent regulating tropical timber trade in-country. Domestic Timber Production , often using chainsaw milling, can range from 30-40% of total tim...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0510-thoumi_chainsaw.html

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