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    Author(s): Alex Wiedenhoeft
    Date: 2016
    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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    Description

    Illegal 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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    Citation

    Wiedenhoeft, 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.

    Keywords

    Illegal logging, timber forensics, best practices, law enforcement

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