Illegal Timber Imported into EU in 2006

Illegal logging provided around 30 million cubic meters of timber and wooden products made from illegally harvested wood into the European Union in 2006.

19 percent of the imports were illegally harvested with most of theĀ unauthorizedĀ logging taking place in Indonesia and Russia.

Source: AFP, “Europe bans illegal timber to protect forests,” Google News, July 7, 2010.

Source: Liz Gooch, “Malaysian Loggers Try to Improve Their Image,” New York Times, April 9, 2010.