Sunday, July 18, 2010

Illegal Logging in Indonesia decreases by 75%

This morning I read an article on the online site Top News (below) reporting that the global production of Illegal Timber has decreased by 22%, and 75% in Indonesia, since 2002.

Illegal Logging Declines By 22% 
 
A recently released report by Chatham House has revealed that global production of illegal timber has decreased by nearly 22%, since 2002. This is the first comprehensive report on this matter and it confirmed that steps taken by the countries to deal with this issue have generated significant impact.      

As per the report, illegal logging has declined by 50% in Cameroon, between 50-75% in the Brazilian Amazon and by almost 75% in Indonesia, since the last decade.

In this report, various countries like Malaysia, Ghana, Cameroon, Indonesia and Brazil apart from countries that use these products like the UK, US, Japan, France and the Netherlands have been surveyed. The survey also covers processing countries, China and Vietnam.

But, illegal logging still remains a big issue across the world and this is especially more prevalent in the developing countries.

To deal with this problem, various developed and developing countries are working together. The lead author of the report, Sam Lawson stressed that more efforts are required to deal with this issue.
The issue severely harms the interests of developing countries and also has a negative impact on the environment. 

The reduction in illegal logging will also have a positive impact on the environment and also, reduce the global warming process. Experts feel that more efforts are required to completely root out this problem across the world.

9 comments:

colson said...

This really is good news.

Well, the sceptic person who hides in me still asks: does this actually mean that the rate at which forests are being wiped off the face of the earth (Amazon region, Kalimantan) is significantly down?

H. Nizam said...

Hi Colson,
Frankly speaking I am not sure
about this, considering that the massive illegal logging that has been going on here. I hope that it is true.

Photographer said...

salam kenal mas.. salam jabat erat..

H. Nizam said...

Photographer,
Senang sekali berkenalan dengan anda dan terima lah jabat tangan yang erat dari saya.

Queni said...

WTF??

Is this real or just another blowing up??

nice blog!!

Luke said...

Great news that illegal logging has decreased by 75%. You can only hope that the information is correct. However what is more concerning how many trees make up the last 25%. The numbers are impressive but how can it actually be measured?
I just hope Indonesia sorts the logging issues out once and for all and soon.

umihoney said...

Statistics could be misleading but sincerely I hope this one is not.Great news indeed.

H. Nizam said...

@Queni,
I really hope that the report is real.

@Luke,
Let us hope that the report is correct. We are now facing the abnormal change of climate caused by many years of massive deforestation.

@Umihoney,
Let us hope that it is really a great news.

Nanksbry said...

An amazing thing today and I think it's not too late to start something good for the environment and forests.

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