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Illegal logging

Victor Jason
Illegal logging refers to timber harvesting activities that violate national and subnational laws and norms that regulate harvesting activities.

Illegal logging and the international trade in illegally logged timber is a problem for many timber-producing countries, especially in the developing world, but such activities also take place in some European countries. It causes environmental damage, and results in lost revenues. The World Bank estimates the annual global market value of losses from illegal logging of forests at 10-15 million EUR, and annual loses in government revenues of about 5 million EUR.

According to the European Forest Institute (2004), illegal logging is an issue of concern in the Baltic states, the Balkan region, the European part of the Russian Federation and to lesser degree in some Central-Eastern European countries.  Unauthorized transformation from forestry to other land-uses, which involves illegal logging, can be found in all European countries.

24 records found in EUROFOREST Portal

  1. Central Point of Expertise on Timber Procurement (CPET) [UK]
  2. DG DEVCO - Sustainable Forestry
  3. Directive on the protection of the environment through criminal law
  4. EU FLEGT Facility
  5. EU Timber Regulation - Regulation (EU) No 995/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 October 2010 laying down the obligations of operators who place timber and timber products on the
  6. Failing the forests - Europe's illegal timber trade
  7. Field Reports from Siberia and the Russian Far East
  8. Forest Legality Alliance
  9. Gemeinsamer Erlass zur Beschaffung von Holzprodukten
    • Joint instruction on the procurement of wood products [Germany]
  10. Global Forest Watch
  11. Guide for Sustainable Procurement [Belgium]
    • Gids voor duurzame aankopen; Guide des achats durables
  12. Illegal logging
  13. Miljø- og samfunnsansvar i offentlige anskaffelser
    • Environmental and Social Responsibility in Public Procurement [Norway]
  14. Republic of Croatia - illegal logging and trade of illegally-derived forest products
  15. St. Petersburg Declaration
  16. Suomen kansallinen puupohjaisten tuotteiden julkisten hankintojen politiikka
    • Finnish National Public Procurement Policy for Wood-Based Products
  17. The Wild East: trees in transit. The timber trade between Siberia, the Russian Far East and China
  18. Timber Trade Action Plan (TTAP)
  19. Tropisk træ - Miljøvejledning
    • Tropical timber - environmental guidelines [Denmark]
  20. Vejledning om indkøb af træ
    • Guidance on the procurement of wood [Denmark]
  21. Verordnung über die Deklaration von Holz und Holzprodukten [SR 944.021]
    • Ordinance on the declaration of timber and wood products; Ordonnance sur la déclaration concernant le bois et les produits en bois; Ordinanza sulla dichiarazione concernente il legno e i prodotti
  22. WWF
  23. WWF - Responsible Forestry: Global Forest & Trade Network
  24. Незаконные рубки в России
    • Illegal logging in Russia - the situation at the beginning of 2008