Investigations of Logging in Malaysia in 2010

in Environmental Threats

In 2010, authorities in Malaysia handled 54 cases of illegal logging. In the first ten months of 2011, 17 cases of illegal logging was opened.

Forest officials report that an increase in enforcement activities and the hiring of more officers lead to the continual decrease in illegal logging cases from 2006.

The Forestry Department stats that illegally logged timber leaving the forests of Malaysia consists of just 0.01 percent of all timber.

Source: Punitha Kumar, “Stamping out logging menace,” New Straits Times, December 17, 2011.

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