The Amazon's Silent Crisis

Last edited 12 November 2014 at 11:22am
Publication date: 
15 May, 2014

The timber industry in the Brazilian Amazon is currently a key driver of forest degradation and a catalyst for deforestation.

Logging, particularly for valuable timber species including Ipê, is the first phase in the deforestation cycle, drives colonisation of once remote intact forest areas, and is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions.

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