Demand for Agricultural Goods Drives Shocking Rates of Illegal Deforestation

Sep 13, 2014

Astonishingly, this trade is worth a whopping $61 billion per year.  Despite tough laws and regulations that prevent the import of illegally logged timber, the EU and US have no equivalent legislation in place to prevent trade in commodities produced on illegally converted land. “This unfettered access is undermining the efforts of tropical countries to enforce their own laws,”

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