Future of the Environment

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

Bocar Seidi, the governor of Tombali province (R), stands on top of cut rosewood trees in Quepo, April 15, 2014. Picture taken April 15, 2014.   To match Insight BISSAU-LOGGING/     REUTERS/Joe Penney (GUINEA-BISSAU - Tags: AGRICULTURE BUSINESS COMMODITIES SOCIETY)

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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