DEFORESTATION DUE TO ILLEGAL LOGGING
Something in your house is made with illegally obtained wood. It might be laminate flooring, office paper, dining room chairs, a guitar, or even the pencil on your desk.
Illegal logging is a $100 billion global industry. With one of the planet’s largest rainforests and high levels of corruption, Peru is the land of opportunity for illegal loggers. In fact 80% of Peru’s timber comes from illegal logging. Other rainforest countries’ illegal exports are not far behind.
Forest crime isn’t an isolated event, it’s an everyday event! Usually, loggers fell trees from protected land and then mix the logs in with wood obtained from legal concessions. However, the vast quantities of illegal timber being sold make it impossible for governments not to know that much of the wood they approve for export or import is illegal