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Publication - Dr Malu Villela Garcia

    Wood: from forest to the consumer

    Citation

    Adeodato, S, Villela, M, Betiol, L & Monzoni, M, 2011, ‘Wood: from forest to the consumer’. FGV-RAE

    Abstract

    Illegal logging in the Amazon has long attracted the attention of
    environmentalists in Brazil and abroad, but the issue is becoming increasingly
    urgent. Climate change and other challenges faced by the planet in the 21st
    century mobilize businesses and require a new approach by the government to
    fight predatory uses of the forest. Fraud takes many forms, from the initial timber harvest to its final use in furniture and construction, which complicates efforts to stem and control illegal trade. This challenge requires a broad effort to
    ensure the conservation of natural resources for future generations.

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