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Illegal logging in Indonesia disastrous for environment and economics

Researchers predict the forests of Indonesia will be commercially ruined within ten years. But the lumber companies keep on logging, legally and illegally, with a little bit of help from the Indonesian army. From the air, the empty logged places are hardly noticeable. From the ground, it's more apparent. The big giants of the forest are gone. In the forests of Indonesia’s lowlands, the only remaining trees are those with narrow trunks, and they are not worth logging.