In the first half of 2011, over 800 hectares of forest was destroy in Vietnam in 2,900 cases of illegal logging.
88 percent of all logging activity in Indonesia is considered to be illegal. Tax revenues of $3.5 Billion (30.3 Trillion Indonesian Rupiahs) are lost each year to illegal logging.
More than 1,150 activist have been killed in Brazil in a 20 year time span for protesting illegal logging, according to the watchdog group Catholic Land Pastoral. Ranchers, loggers and farmers are believed to have hired hitmen in order to continue their unauthorized logging activities.
Illegal logging and deforestation in Brazil caused 1,848 sq km of rainforest to be destroyed in 2010, up from 1,455 sq km in 2009.
Illegal logging in Malaysia created losses of $3 Million (8.95 Million Malaysian Ringgits) in 2010.
Illegal logging and illegal mining on the Indonesian island of Borneo costs the country up to $36.4 Billion. Up to 1,236 mining firms and 537 oil palm plantation companies are believed to be operating illegally on the island.
Cables released by Wikileaks revealed that the Peruvian Government knew that between 70 to 90 percent of all mahogany exported from Peru in 2005 was illegally logged. Most of the exports were destined for the United States.
Illegal logging in Brunei lead to over $1 Million in losses in 2009.
Illegal logging in the Indonesian province of Central Kalimantan consists of the majority of logging activity. According to the government, 20 percent of companies operating in the region have legitimate permits, with the rest committing illegal logging activities. In addition, only 2 percent of miners have permits as well.
For every single orangutan that is rescued in the wild, between 2 to 3 are killed by wildlife traffickers or illegal logging activities.