30 Percent of Traded Timber Illegally Cut

The United Nations Environment Programme and Interpol stated in September 2012 that illegal logging activities accounts for 30 percent of all woods traded globally.

In areas such as the Amazon basin, Central Africa and Southeast Asia, the rate of illegal logging is between 50 to 90 percent of all logging activities.

AFP, “Organised crime moving into logging: UN, Interpol,” Google News, September 27, 2012.