March 25, 2020
China’s new forest law can boost efforts to fight illegal logging
In the first revision to the country’s Forest Law in over twenty years, China has banned trade in illegal logs. But will the change be enforced? On December 28, 2019, Chinese legislators revised the country’s Forest Law to ban “purchase, process or transport” of illegal logs. China is the world’s largest importer of legal and illegal timber, and if the change is enforced it could boost efforts to fight the illegal logging trade. Advocates say that the true measure of the changes will be how they are ...
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