Greater Scrutiny of Illegal Logging
The era of forest conservation appeasement must end. Efforts by big environmental groups to greenwash first time logging of primary forests is too little too late. Given lack of capacity in tropical countries, there will never be a way to distinguish between illegal and relatively less damaging logging of primary forests. Forests.org calls upon the WWFs of the world to stop promoting industrial logging of natural forests.
European timber suppliers, paper companies and publishers face increasing scrutiny over the sources of their wood and paper after Greenpeace yesterday pledged an “accelerating” campaign against illegally-logged timber, with particular concern about Indonesia.