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Opportunity Knocks

How and why Chinese importers need to help fight illegal logging in the Congo Basin.

Press release - November 23, 2015
The Missed Opportunities by China, EU and US to address the global trade of Congo Basin’s illegal timber - Addressing the “Calculated Ignorance” by influential Chinese Importers.

The second-largest tropical rain-forested area in the  world after the Amazon, the Congo Basin Forest, is under  increasing threat of deforestation and forest degradation.  One of the key drivers is commercial logging. This vast  area supports more than 75 million people who rely on  these natural resources for their livelihoods. It also stores  a massive amount of carbon, meaning it plays a key role in  regulating the global climate and that effective conservation  and responsible forest management is crucial.  

Opportunity Knocks: How and why Chinese importers need to help fight illegal logging in the Congo Basin.

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