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How to identify Forest Crime - Latin America

 

The illegal trade and exploitation in flora, such as illegal logging, has been estimated to represent a value of 30–100 billion USD annually. This equals 10–30% of the total global timber trade.  An estimated 50–90% of the wood in some tropical countries is suspected to come from illegal sources or has been logged illegally.  In addition to the illegal trade in harvested wild plants for ornamental and medicinal purposes.

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