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OP-ED: We Should Help Solve Illegal Logging, Not Be Part of the Problem

Environment  (tags: ecosystems, environment, crime, illegal logging trade, deforestation, habitatdestruction, habitat, protection, pollution, humans, politics, world, conservation, green, government, nature )

- 2622 days ago -
As documented in a 2012 report by the World Bank, Justice for the Forests, illegal logging is now a massive criminal enterprise, rivaling the illegal drug trade and robbing developing nations of up to $US15 billion in revenues annually.


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Teresa W (782)
Monday May 14, 2012, 4:46 am

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Monday May 14, 2012, 4:53 am
thank you Cal, noted.

Past Member (0)
Monday May 14, 2012, 4:59 am
thank you

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Monday May 14, 2012, 5:07 am
Thank you.

Luvenia V (35)
Monday May 14, 2012, 6:16 pm
Grow HEMP and stop cutting the trees.

Monday May 14, 2012, 8:54 pm
Interesting. Thanks for posting Cal

Monica D (580)
Monday May 14, 2012, 9:08 pm
Buy less wood and paper products ... buy secondhand, recycle ...

Ruth R (246)
Monday May 14, 2012, 9:37 pm
Where are the petitions.

Robert O (12)
Monday May 14, 2012, 10:21 pm
So true, thanks Cal.

Jana Repova (65)
Monday May 14, 2012, 11:47 pm
Noted. Thank you, Cal.

Ruth R (246)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 1:14 am
Thanks, Cal.

india nunan (0)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 3:51 am
so interesting! thank-you very much xoxo

David C (75)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 6:30 am
agreed, thanks....

Suzanne L (89)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 7:45 am
Noted. Thanks you.

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 8:04 am
These people let nothing stand in their way, not helpless animals or people. It's all blood money. When they themselves die I know that they can't take the money with them, but I hope that the blood stains them for eternity.

Aimee A (177)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 11:10 am
Thanks for posting!

Judy A (0)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 11:59 am
Thank you.

John B (185)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 2:47 pm
Very disturbing news and facts offered in the article. It is hard to believe that the money made form it rivals the illegal drug trade and the number of people killed for opposing it. Thanks for posting the article Cal. Noted.

Roxann Shadrick (15)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 2:54 pm
Noted, Thank You Cal.

Kate Kenner (215)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 3:24 pm
This is indeed disturbing. Forests are disappearing at alarming rates.people are dying for them, animals are losing their hoes,and the effects on the environment are devastating. Australia is being completely irresponsible especially Alan Oxley. As with the BLM politicians should never be allowed to have any "special interests".It encourages geed and dirty politics. Maybe I missed this but are there recriminations for those buying the wood obtained in such a heinous manner. SOmething has to be done and I am sad and angry to hear that there are those who see no problem in the destruction of so much land.

Carmen S (611)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 6:16 pm
thanks Cal

Terri Hughes (416)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 8:36 pm
Man will NEVER STOP the destruction as long as there is money to be made. MONEY AND GREED go hand in hand.

Fred Krohn (34)
Wednesday May 16, 2012, 8:26 am
The ultimate answer lies in more pulp and wood product recycling, planting of lumber farms to both reforest denuded areas and provide continual replantable lumber sources without cutting old growth, and bringing tree-poaching murderers to justice and capital punishment. This is why I oppose the 'anti death penalty' crowd; provable murderers deserve a proper sendoff to Meifumado and the oni who will consume their spirits!

Dianne D (490)
Tuesday May 29, 2012, 7:20 pm
The forest is our lifeline to oxygen. When the trees are all gone, so will be man and animals and the earth.
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