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Best practice guide for forensic timber identificationAuthor(s): Alex Wiedenhoeft
Source: In: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime: International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime. Vienna, Austria: Laboratory and Scientific Section, Global Programme for Combating Wildlife and Forest Crime: 1-226.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous
Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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DescriptionIllegal logging and the illegal timber trade are major problems domestically and internationally, threatening not just individual species, but entire ecosystems. The negative impacts are diverse, causing untold environmental, social and economic damage. Illegal timber trade fuels forest degradation and deforestation, causes harm to local communities, and deprives producer countries of billions of dollars in revenue.
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CitationWiedenhoeft, Alex. 2016. Best practice guide for forensic timber identification. In: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime: International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime. Vienna, Austria: Laboratory and Scientific Section, Global Programme for Combating Wildlife and Forest Crime: 1-226.
KeywordsIllegal logging, timber forensics, best practices, law enforcement
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