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Major decline seen in illegal logging

Date : 15th July 2010, Source : BBC Link to News Story

Illegal logging in the world's forests has fallen by nearly a quarter since 2002, according to what claims to be the most thorough analysis yet. The London-based thinktank Chatham House says consumer pressure, legal restrictions by importing countries and media attention have all contributed. Some important forest countries such as Brazil, Cameroon and Indonesia have seen much larger cuts, its report says. But further improvements will be harder to make, it concludes. The biggest documented falls in illegal timber production have been in Brazil, Cameroon and Indonesia, three of the world's most heavily forested countries.

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