Organized crime is also behind deforestation

green carbon black tradeIf I tell you “organized crime” you will most likely think about drug and weapons trafficking, prostitution, money laundering, extortion and so on. But as the Huffington Post Green reports :

” The United Nations Environment Program recently released an alarming report indicating organized crime is responsible for 50 to 90% of illegal logging in tropical countries in the Amazon basin, Central Africa and South East Asia.”

” (…) The illegal timber trade, which accounts for 15 to 30 percent of the logging industry, is estimated to net between $30 million and $100 billion per year. “

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