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Timber Trafficking, Illegal Logging in Indonesia, South East Asia and International Consumption of Illegally Sourced Timber  

Timber Trafficking, Illegal Logging in Indonesia, South East Asia and International Consumption of Illegally Sourced Timber

For the full text visit: http://www.eia-international.org/Campaigns/Forests/Reports/timber/index.html This groundbreaking report was launched at the World Bank Institute Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (East Asia) Ministerial Conference held in Bali from 11th-13th September of this year. , The result of in-depth research and extensive on-the-ground investigations, the report exposes the scale of illegal logging and illegal timber trade in East Asia with a special focus on Indonesia. The report also highlights the role played by major tropical timber consuming nations including the US, Europe, Japan and China in driving illegal logging by providing a ready market for illegally sourced timber and timber products. , In many of the countries of South-East Asia illegal logging outstrips legal logging, and large quantities of this timber finds its way to the international markets either direct or via neighbouring countries which often act as laundering points. The destruction wrought by this commercial scale illegal logging, much of it in National Parks, is resulting in rapidly diminishing forests across the region and is pushing many species including the Orang-utan, Asia?s only Great Ape, closer to extinction.,

Published by: Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and Telapak Indonesia -
Uploaded on: Nov 2002
File size: 32 KB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Forest Management System , Forestry , Transboundary/Inter-Country Issues
Category: Environment

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