Experts: Local activism, political measures needed to stop illegal timber

BOGOR, Indonesia — When it comes to stemming the global trade in illegal tropical timber, local activists in timber-producing countries may be more effective than sophisticated technology and import regulations, say experts from the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). Whistleblowing by environmental groups has led to some crackdowns on the illegal trade in high-profile... Read moreThis article was originally posted on Forests News. Click here to read the full article.