The impacts of illegal logging include environmental, economic and social aspects environmental impacts include the loss or degradation of forests, as illegal logging tends to be associated with poor forest management. The harmful effects of illegal logging august 5, 2013 a short informational video about some of the negative effects of illegal logging and associated trade, using footage from eia's field investigations into the illegal timber trade.
Illegal logging is the harvesting, processing, transporting, buying or selling of timber in contravention of national and international laws it has a devastating impact on some of the world's most valuable remaining forests, and on the people who live in them and rely on the resources that forests provide. Illegal logging in nine forest producer countries is estimated to have released 190 million tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere in 2013 (chatham house, 2015) illegal logging can result in the loss of government revenue.
Increased demand for timber, paper and forest products flaws in forest governance and forest markets forestry policy failure corruption and poverty are some of the causes of illegal logging while trade-in timber is of economic importance, many timber consumers such as the european union, have no legal way of stopping the import of illegally sourced forest products. What is illegal logging illegal logging is not always a clearly defined term, but can be described as forestry practices or activities connected with wood harvesting, processing and trade that do not conform to law.
Illegal logging: background and issues summary illegal logging is a pervasive problem throughout the world, affecting countries that produce, export, and import wood and wood products illegal logging is generally defined as the harvest, transport, purchase, or sale of timber in violation of national laws. Illegal logging is the harvesting of wood that is in violation of national regulations this could include harvesting timber from protected areas, felling protected species, or exceeding logging quotas.
Causes, effects and solutions of illegal logging illegal logging is the cutting down of trees, transporting them, or using their products such as timber for economic gains against the prohibition by law. Other results of illegal logging involve the intrusion into the forest caused by loggers often canals and trails are cut to allow foot and boat access deep into the forest canals result in lowered water levels and increased human access into forests increase incidents of illegal hunting and other destruction of habitat.
The effects of illegal logging: illegal logging and associated illegal trade directly threatens ecosystem and biodiversity in forests throughout asia and the world it is having a devastating impact on the world’s forests and negatively the economic and ecological system of optimal forest management. The negative effects of illegal logging are numerous and include economic, environmental, and social problems biodiversity loss the loss of forests throughout the world through illegal logging is a huge object of concern from a biodiversity point of view.