China’s Appetite for Wood Takes a Heavy Toll on Forests | WWF

China’s Appetite for Wood Takes a Heavy Toll on Forests



Posted on 17 November 2011
From Yale Environment 360: More than half of the timber now shipped globally is destined for China. But unscrupulous Chinese companies are importing huge amounts of illegally harvested wood, prompting conservation groups to step up boycotts against rapacious timber interests. In Chinese folklore, a dragon symbolizes strength. It is an apt icon for a nation whose rise as an economic superpower has been nothing short of meteoric.
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