Illegal logging in Sub-Saharan Africa: A nesting doll

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Illegal logging is a major driver of forest degradation. It fosters vicious cycles of corruption and elite capture, harming the economies of tropical timber-producer countries, and depriving governments from much-needed revenues that should benefit all citizens. However, Illegal logging is not a straightforward issue. Behind this simple narrative hide difficult questions, like a Russian nesting doll containing layers within layers.

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