Title

Preventing illegal logging

Date of Publication

2021 12:00 AM

Security Theme

Illegal Logging

Keywords

Illegal Logging, Illegal logging, Situational crime prevention, Forestry crime, Forestry law enforcement

Description

This paper presents ideas and strategies to prevent illegal logging of timber. Globally, illegal logging is a substantial problem. While the exact amount of timber harvested illegally is unknown, the problem is estimated to cost USD$30–100 billion annually. Criminological theories suggest intervention mechanisms that could either prevent or severely limit illegal logging in the forests. Utilizing situational crime prevention techniques, certain strategies for prevention on the ground include signage indicating boundaries, gates lining access roads, and checkpoint locations. Transparency strategies include remote sensing, wood tracking operation standards and procedures, and independent certification. Additionally, forestry law enforcement, forestry management, and local communities must be encouraged to actively combat the problem of illegal logging.

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Preventing illegal logging

This paper presents ideas and strategies to prevent illegal logging of timber. Globally, illegal logging is a substantial problem. While the exact amount of timber harvested illegally is unknown, the problem is estimated to cost USD$30–100 billion annually. Criminological theories suggest intervention mechanisms that could either prevent or severely limit illegal logging in the forests. Utilizing situational crime prevention techniques, certain strategies for prevention on the ground include signage indicating boundaries, gates lining access roads, and checkpoint locations. Transparency strategies include remote sensing, wood tracking operation standards and procedures, and independent certification. Additionally, forestry law enforcement, forestry management, and local communities must be encouraged to actively combat the problem of illegal logging.