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Uploaded on Wednesday 18 Jun 2014
by Jarle Mjaasund
Illegal logging methods
Riccardo Pravettoni, GRID Arendal
The illegal trade in flora, such as illegal logging, has been estimate to represent a value of 30-100 billion USD annually. An estimated 50-90% of the wood in some tropical countries is suspected to come from illegal sources. Many of these illegal operations involve bribes to forest officials (in some instances noted as USD 20-50,000).