Organised crime, illegal timber and Australia's role in deforestation
Laurance, Bill (2012) Organised crime, illegal timber and Australia's role in deforestation. The Conversation, 17 October 2012 .
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[Extract] Illegal logging thrives because it's lucrative. A new report by Interpol and the United Nations Environment Programme, "Green Carbon, Black Trade", estimates the economic value of illegal logging and wood processing to range from $30 billion to $100 billion annually. That's a whopping figure — constituting some 10-30% of the global trade in wood products.
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