World Rainforest Movement

Industrial Logging

This activity affects all tropical forest areas. In the 1990s, clearcut logging was often practiced, affecting populations in countries like Malaysia. Since then, logging is often done “selectively”, causing forest degradation, which is a step towards deforestation. Industrial logging, either legal or illegal, is therefore always a destructive, harmful practice for tropical forests.

Articles from the WRM Bulletin

Books and Briefings

  • The direct and underlying causes of forest loss

    Posted on December 17, 2002

    Forests are one of the most valuable eco-systems in the world, containing over 60 per cent of the world’s biodiversity. This biodiversity has multiple social and economic values, apart from its intrinsic value, varying from the...

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