Ever Wanted to Be an Illegal Logger? It's a Lot Easier than You Think


By Greenpeace* – The European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR) came into force two years ago with the aim of stopping illegal timber and associated products being placed on the EU market.
Source: Greenpeace

Source: Greenpeace

The competent authorities in many European member states, however, have shown little desire for the law to be properly enforced.

Despite the existence of the EUTR for the last two years Greenpeace has consistently exposed shipments of illegally felled timber from the Congo Basin and the Amazon arriving at European ports and then placed on the European market.

The longer such inaction continues the longer local communities and the forests they rely on suffer.

The EUTR is not being taken seriously by European ministers who should be enforcing it. Add your name and we’ll let the authorities know you want to see what it takes to get their attention.

If enough of us want to become illegal loggers maybe the EUTR will actually start getting enforced.

Despite laws against it, for the last two years Greenpeace has consistently exposed shipments of illegally felled timber from the Congo Basin and the Amazon arriving at European ports and then placed on the European market.

If you are making it so easy to be an illegal logger, then sign me up

*Source: Greenpeace. Go to Original.
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