Illegal Logging Trade Decimates Forests

A new report from the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) and Interpol says that illegal logging accounts for up to 30 percent of the global logging trade, and contributes to more then 50 percent of tropical deforestation in Central Africa, the Amazon Basin and South East Asia.

Logging destruction in Congo-Kinshasa.


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