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March 26, 2019

Ten European companies accused of importing illegal wood from DRC

Ten European companies accused of importing illegal wood from DRC
Ten European companies trading in timber have sourced US$2.26 million of wood from a company engaged in illegal logging in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.    Logs transported in the Central African Republic “European companies risk falling foul of EU laws on illegal timber,” , according to a report released by Global Witness this month.    The findings are especially worrying because most of the world’s second largest tropical rainforest is in the DRC, said the report. Tropical forests are estimated to sink 30 percent of the world’s carbon emissions ...

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