Illegal wood devalues forests and robs good forest product companies of revenue. Additionally, buyers in many countries are liable if illegal wood enters their supply chains.
The problem is, illegal wood is notoriously hard to identify. Understanding where illegal wood enters into supply chains, and how it flows through them, is key to reducing its presence in the market.
Data on illegal wood flow risks, although often lacking the validation of due process, can help identify risk of illegality in forest product supply chains.
The Timber Risk Report™ summarizes the prior weeks risk events mapped on the Timber Risk Map. These risk events represent legal risks in wood product supply chains. While they do not represent crimes (unless explicitly stated), they provide timely information so that wood buyers can adequately conduct their due diligence.
- Aug-01 127m3 of illegal wood seized in Manoel Emídio Brazil
- Aug-01 Two arrested for illegal logging near Conselvan Brazil
- Jul-30 38m3 of Cupiúba, Mahogany, Cedrorana, and Quarubatinga lumber seized in Capim Grosso Brazil
- Jul-30 Sawmill owner arrested on charges of alleged timber theft valued at US$ 752,394 in Lincoln Parish United States
- Jul-30 1,000m3 of logs and lumber reportedly seized in Santa Maria do Uruará Brazil
- Jul-29 22m3 of illegal lumber seized in Castanhal Brazil
- Jul-29 18m3 of Cedro and Moena wood seized in Pampa Tigre Peru
- Jul-29 12m3 of Roble and Moena logs and lumber seized near Mazoronquiari Peru
- Jul-28 Illegal logging operation disrupted in Novo Progresso Brazil
- Jul-27 40m3 of lumber transported illegally in Ji-Paraná Brazil
- Jul-25 17m3 of Serebo logs seized near Santa Rosa del Sara Bolivia
- Jul-25 14m3 of Misa and Tawarí lumber seized in Puerto Maldonado Peru
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