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Could music provide an unlikely source of inspiration for improving human relationships with forests? Paul Jones / UOW Media

Friday essay: the guitar industry’s hidden environmental problem — and the people trying to fix it

Following scandals over illegal logging, and with an appetite for rare, old-growth wood, the guitar industry is rethinking its environmental footprint. Australian companies are leading the way.
Researchers have uncovered what appears to be widespread logging of steep slopes in Victoria, which has the potential to damage critical water supplies. Chris Taylor

Researchers allege native logging breaches that threaten the water we drink

Researchers have uncovered what appears to be widespread logging of steep slopes in Victoria, which has the potential to damage critical water supplies.
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. 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…

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