How Demand for Merbau Timber is Undermining Indonesia’s Anti-Illegal Logging Policies
A briefing on how timber smuggling scams are undermining Indonesia’s anti-illegal logging policies. SMUGGLERS of the luxurious hardwood merbau are finding new scams to circumnavigate Indonesia’s export ban on sawn timber, investigations by EIA and Telapak have revealed.
Timber dealers have claimed the wood is for projects such as housing in Mongolia and even earthquake relief in China to obtain special Government dispensation to ship the timber.
EIA/Telapak is now calling for an immediate halt to these export ‘dispensations’, an investigation into several companies’ activities and measures to be taken to stop the undermining of the country’s anti-illegal logging policies.
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