Illegal Timber Exported from Mozambique

A report by the Environmental Investigation Agency found that up to 48 percent of the timber from Mozambique that is exported to China was illegally logged. This activity costs the Government of Mozambique $30 Million in lost tax revenue. Source:  Pamela Dockins, “Illegal Logging Costs Mozambique, Other Countries,” Voice of America, February 14, 2013.

Amount of Bribe Paid by Loggers in Vietnam

A former head of the forest management board in a forest in Vietnam was sentenced to jail for 12 years for allowing loggers to illegally cut down trees and to smuggle the timber out of the forest. The illegal loggers paid the official $2,300 (48 Million Vietnamese Dong) in bribes when they cut down trees… Continue reading Amount of Bribe Paid by Loggers in Vietnam

Illegal Timber Exports from Peru

Between 2008 and 2010, the Environmental Investigation Agency estimates that wood that was illegally cut in Peru accounted for up to 35 percent of the country’s exports of Spanish cedar and big leaf mahogany. Most of the wood that is exported from Peru is used in high-end furniture. Illegal loggers in Peru can make up… Continue reading Illegal Timber Exports from Peru