Eurasia Review on 16th August reported that timber harvested illegally under fraudulent permits is undercutting conservation efforts in the Brazilian Amazon, new research by an international collaboration shows.  Research by scientists at Oregon State University and in Brazil suggests a possibly widespread threat: the practice of falsifying timber inventory data to provide legal cover to transport and market illegally harvested trees.  The analysis found a relatively small subset of those in charge of logging permits was responsible for the pattern of egregiously overestimating the volume of high-value trees – at rates that would suggest corruption as opposed to simple identification mistakes.


Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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