Mozambique: Nearly half the timber from Mozambique to China is illegal

March 2013
CFA Newsletter;Mar2013, Issue 60, p18
The article cites a report from the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) which shows that 48% of the timber making from Mozambique's forests to Chinese companies was harvested illegally. It contends that illegal logging deprives locals of an important resource, including biodiversity, watersheds and erosion buffers. In response, EIA calls on Mozambique to immediately ban log exports and start investigations into the illegal trade.


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