Fighting for ecological justice

Stemming the Tide: Halting the Trade in Stolen Timber in Asia

Stopping the Trade in Stolen Timber in Asia Nearly two and a half-billion dollars worth of stolen timber is traded between East and Southeast Asian countries every year. China, which consumes wood from some of the countries hardest hit by illegal logging, is considered the world’s largest consumer of illegal timber, while Indonesia is the largest tropical supplier. It is clear that if illegal logging is to be carried out effectively, countries in the region must work together.

EIA and Telapak investigations over the past five years have spanned this region and provided unique insights into this trade and the efforts to address it. Drawing on this experience, this briefing uses specific case studies to illustrate options for action. While the solution should always start with better enforcement of laws in producing countries against illegal logging and timber exports, this document focuses on how regional consumers and processing countries can work with producing countries to help stem the tide….see attached document



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