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Could DNA-based prevention efforts spell trouble for illegal loggers? Could DNA-based prevention efforts spell trouble for illegal loggers? jimmedia

DNA based methods leave illegal loggers with no place to hide

Illegal logging is a major contributor to tropical deforestation and forest degradation. Australia is currently considering legislation to prevent the importation of illegally logged wood. But if the legislation…
Through fraudulent permits and similar tactics, organized crime profits significantly from illegal logging. Through fraudulent permits and similar tactics, organized crime profits significantly from illegal logging. jcoterhals

Organised crime, illegal timber and Australia’s role in deforestation

Illegal logging is booming, as criminal organisations tighten their grip on this profitable global industry. Hence, it comes just in the nick of time that Australia, after years of debate, is on the verge…
The proposed logging bill would tighten exportation from Indonesia in particular. The proposed logging bill would tighten exportation from Indonesia in particular. CIFOR

Australia attempts to stump illegal loggers

The Australian Senate is about to take on the task of stopping illegal logging, with legislation banning the importation and sale of timber products containing illegally logged timber being considered…
In the US Congress, it was hard to find an opponent to stopping illegal logging. In the US Congress, it was hard to find an opponent to stopping illegal logging. CIFOR

Lessons from the US: stopping illegal logging benefits both sides of politics

As the Australia Parliament currently debates legislation to fight illegal logging, it’s worth considering the impact of the American and European laws on which the Australian effort is modelled. We may…
Most illegal timber ends up in developed countries, but Australia is reluctant to block its importation. Most illegal timber ends up in developed countries, but Australia is reluctant to block its importation. AAP

Illegal logging takes 30 football fields a minute: why isn’t Australia acting?

A few years ago a friend of mine, Philip Fearnside, feared for his life. Phil had just flown into Manaus, Brazil, where he is a biologist and well-respected critic of illegal loggers and others who threaten…