Major decline in illegal logging

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New analysis shows illegal logging to have fallen by nearly a quarter in the past 8 years.

London thinktank Chatham House says consumer pressure, legal restrictions and media attention have all contributed. Countries such as Brazil, Cameroon and Indonesia have seen even larger falls, with Indonesia seeing a drop of 75% in a decade.

There is still much to be done, however, as 40% of the harvesting in Indonesia is still illegal.

The report calls for Japan, China and Vietnam to pass legislation banning illegal imports.

The full BBC article can be found here.

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