Why Logging US National Forestland to Sell Timber to China Is a Really Bad Idea | WWF

Why Logging US National Forestland to Sell Timber to China Is a Really Bad Idea



Posted on 18 October 2011
From Huffington Post: Countries around the world are working harder than ever to save their forests. Brazil's 80% Amazon deforestation reduction target will be met by 2016, four years earlier than promised. In 1998 China banned tree cutting to preserve its forests after the loss of trees caused flooding along the Yangtze and Yellow rivers. The ban is now extended to 18 of its 23 provinces. Here in the US, environmentalists backed by the EPA's Endangered Species Act have reduced logging in national forestlands by 75% from its peak 20 years ago.
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