World Rainforest Movement

Small step from industrial logging to “the perfect crime”, explains Patrick Alley of NGO Global Witness


“Industrial logging: one of the most corrupt and destructive trades on this planet. Their business model is reliant on wrecking the homes of millions of the world’s poorest people, on dismantling the planet’s life support systems, on robbing countries blind and funnelling the money overseas and convincing us all that this is completely normal and sustainable. The business of cutting down the last tropical rainforest… The big myth is that industrial logging in the forests brings sustainable development, jobs and money to poor countries. The problem is that it is not sustainable and it brings little or no development, but it has borne a nasty little euphemism: sustainable forest management… In order to sell the myth, the logging industry needs people to buy in.”

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