log pile on river bank

384 containers of wood seized in one month in Indonesia

In one month, spanning December 2018 and January 2019, authorities in Indonesia have seized 384 containers of wood originating from the provinces of Papua and West Papua.

Here’s a brief list of the four operations:

Merbau (Intsia spp.) appears to be the primary species involved. Merbau is a popular decking and hardwood flooring species.

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Photo by Josh Estey 2009.

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