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Illegal logging

  1. 1. ILLEGAL LOGGING <ul><li>is the harvest, transportation, purchase or sale of timber in violation of laws. The harvesting procedure itself may be illegal, including using corrupt means to gain access to forests; extraction without permission or from a protected area; the cutting of protected species; or the extraction of timber in excess of agreed limits . </li></ul>
  2. 2. THE PROBLEM <ul><li>is a pervasive problem, causing enormous damage to forests, local communities and to the economies of producer countries. Despite the economic importance of trade in timber and forest products, major international timber consumer countries, such as the EU, have no legal means to halt the import of illegally sourced forest products, [2] because the identification of illegally logged or traded timber is technically difficult. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>The amount of illegal logging is down an estimated 22% worldwide since 2002, according to a report released today by Chatham House, the London-based think tank. </li></ul><ul><li>illegal logging is a cheap way to prevent carbon emissions — produced when felled trees rot or are burned. The decline in illegal logging may have kept some 1.2-14.6 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide locked up in trees over the last decade. </li></ul>Illegal Logging in Decline
  4. 4. CONSEQUENCES <ul><li>Illegal logging contributes to deforestation and by extension global warming, causes loss of biodiversity and undermines the rule of law. These illegal activities undermine responsible forest management, encourage corruption and tax evasion and reduce the income of the producer countries, further limiting the resources producer countries can invest in sustainable development. Illegal logging has serious economic and social implications for the poor and disadvantaged. </li></ul>
  5. 5. ILLEGAL LOGGING A MAJOR PROBLEM <ul><li>Illegal logging worldwide comes with a host of environmental and social problems. Destruction of tropical rainforests releases vast amounts of greenhouse gas emissions, threatens biodiversity, and imperils other so-called 'ecosystem services', such as clean water. </li></ul>
  6. 6. EFFECTS OF ILLEGAL LOGGING <ul><li>Illegal logging negatively impacts the economic and ecological systems of optimal forest management. According to the text of the 1998 G-8 meeting held in Birmingham on forest management, “illegal logging robs national and sub national governments, forest owners and local communities of significant revenues and benefits, damages forest ecosystems, distorts timber markets and forest resource assessments and acts as a disincentive to sustainable forest management. </li></ul>
  7. 7. EFFECTS ON ENVIRONMENT <ul><li>Illegal logging will mainly cause land slide, flash flood and global warming. Cause trees hold the soil to make it more stronger and prevents land slide. Flash flood can happen because trees sip the water and preventing it to harm people. Global warming is mainly caused by too much Carbon Dioxide that traps heat and making it more hot to melt the ice in north pole and south pole, trees uses carbon dioxide to make their food so if there are many trees they will prevent carbon dioxide to go up in our atmosphere. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>IMAGES FOR ILLEGAL LOGGING </li></ul>