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  Illegal logging in Cameroon | Greenpeace International
Wijma publicly admitted logging illegally, however, to this day, the company is not willing to pay proper compensation to the local community for their losses.
The population of Molongo Village, located inside an illegal logged area, was extremely angry with the company because it broke its promises to the village.
Logs from legal and illegal sources are easily mixed and could be processed together in Cameroon sawmills or at their destination.
www.greenpeace.org /international/news/illegal-logging-in-cameroon   (821 words)

 Illegal logging - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Illegal logging is the harvest, transportation, purchase or sale of timber in violation of national laws.
Illegal logging is a pervasive problem, causing enormous damage to forests, to local communities and to the economies of producer countries.
At the core of illegal logging is widespread corruption.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Illegal_logging   (1759 words)

 Illegal logging | Greenpeace International
Illegal logging is having a devastating impact on the world's forests.
In the Brazilian Amazon it is estimated that 60-80 percent of logging is illegal.
The World Bank estimates that illegal logging costs timber producing countries between US$10-15 billion per year in lost revenue, accounting for over a tenth of the total timber trade world-wide, estimated to be more than US $150 billion a year.
www.greenpeace.org /international/campaigns/forests/threats/illegal-logging   (644 words)

 Illegal Logging   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Illegal logging occurs when timber is cut, sold, bought or transported in violation of regional, national or international laws.
Of that illegal logging is thought to encompass 80% of timber harvesting operations in
But as legal timber supplies disappear, the illegal logging trade is increasingly turning to these protected forests to feed its appetite.
www.defenders.org /international/wildlifetrade/logging.html   (538 words)

 Welcome to the illegal logging info site
The purpose of this site is to provide background information on the key issues in the illegal logging debate, together with news stories, information on events, key documents and links to other relevant websites.
Illegal logging and the international trade in illegally logged timber is a major problem for many timber-producing countries in the developing world.
A set of defintions of terms and organisations that are critical to the illegal logging debate, for those...
www.illegal-logging.info   (410 words)

 WWF - Illegal logging   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The problem arises when certain logging companies fail to stick to logging within their allocated concession and start illegally logging the forest beyond their legal boundary.
Logging roads and trails, built by timber companies, are opening up previously untouched forest areas and provide ready access to hunters, who provide logging company employees with bush meat.
Logging trucks are also used to transport bush meat out of the forest to city markets.
www.panda.org /about_wwf/where_we_work/africa/problems/logging.cfm   (609 words)

 USAID: President's Initiative Against Illegal Logging
The President's Initiative against Illegal Logging is the most comprehensive strategy yet undertaken by any nation to address this critical sustainable development challenge and reinforces the U.S. leadership role in taking action to counter the problem.
The new initiative was developed at the direction of President George W. Bush with the objective of assisting developing countries in their efforts to combat illegal logging, including the sale and export of illegally harvested timber, and in fighting corruption in the forest sector.
Illegal logging destroys forest ecosystems, robs national governments and local communities of needed revenues, under prices legally harvested forest products on the world market, finances regional conflict and acts as a disincentive to sustainable forest management.
www.usaid.gov /about_usaid/presidential_initiative/logging.html   (350 words)

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