ROGUE TRADERS: The Murky Business of Merbau Timber Smuggling in Indonesia
Five years ago EIA/Telapak released The Last Frontier report, exposing massive smuggling of merbau logs from Papua in Indonesia to China. The scale was breathtaking, with cargo ships carrying about 300,000 cubic metres of merbau logs a month to feed China’s wood processing industry. In response the Indonesian government of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono launched an unprecedented crackdown on illegal logging.
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