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Africa: How to Tackle the Illegal Timber Trade? New Rules On Implementing China s Forest Law Could Hold the Key

[Global Witness] As consumer and industry demand increases, China s timber imports have grown rapidly in recent years. The country now relies on imports for over half of its timber. But many of the countries it is sourcing that timber from - including a huge 80% of its suppliers of tropical timber - are linked to high levels of illegal logging and deforestation. This kind of destruction has a devastating impact on forests, biodiversity, climate and local communities around the world.


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