Lost Forestland from Logging in Greece

in Environmental Threats

Forest Authorities in Greece reported that illegal logging activities across the country accounts for up to 30 percent of all lost forestland that happens each year.

In the Foloi Forest in Western Greece, between 10 to 15 percent of the forest is lost each year due to illegal logging.

Between January and November 2011, authorities received over 100 reports and complaints about illegal logging, compared to 80 in 2010.

Source: “Illegal logging takes bite out of forests,” ekathimerini.com, November 22, 2011.

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