Role of the African timber trade in the creation of conflict and poverty

Publication - 4 February, 2003
A call for action to stop the role of the timber trade in fuelling war economies. Tropical timber is a high value product which is easily exploitable and readily marketable. With relatively low investments, logging can quickly generate big profits. This is why timber has often proven to be a preferred commodity for financing armed conflicts.

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