According to a joint report produced by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and INTERPOL, the illegal logging, by organized crime groups, is estimated to be worth between USD 30 and 100 billion annually.
Illegal teak from Myanmar floods EU
According to Non Governmental Organization – Environmental Investigations Agency (NGO-EIA), 9 companies from 5 EU countries had failed to meet the EU Timber Regulation, regarding a legal import of teak from Myanmar.
Fight illegal timber production, not consumption!
Would it be better to eliminate illegal timber consumption or production? Which one is better for the whole forest sector? Researchers from China tried to answer these questions in their recently published article. Check what theyContinue reading
Failure of the EU Timber Regulation
Recently, I have found an interesting article, in which Vladislav Vejnovic is analyzing why the EU Timber Regulation is still ineffective after 3 years since its implementation.