Future of the Environment

You've probably got no idea how big the problem of timber trafficking is

Rosewood is known as 'the ivory of the forest' due to its black market profitability. Image: REUTERS/Joe Penney

Kenneth Wallen

Assistant Professor of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, University of Arkansas

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The majority of illegal logging takes place in the tropical forest of the Amazon, central Africa and Southeast Asia. Recent studies reveal that illegal logging accounts for as much as 50–90% of total production from some key tropical forest countries. Image: GRID-Arendal

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