Illegal logging is a threat to biodiversity and rural livelihoods in the Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park, the largest protected area in the Philippines. Every year between 20,000 and 35,000 cu. m wood is extracted from the park.
Along with other Southeast Asian countries deforestation in the Philippines is a major environmental issue Rate of deforestation. Over the course of the 20th century the forest cover of the Philippines dropped from 70 percent down to 20 percent. ... Illegal logging. This section needs expansion. You can help by adding to it. (May 2015)
Illegal logging is a pervasive problem, causing enormous damage to forests, local communities, and the economies of producer countries. Despite the economic importance of trade in timber and forest products, major international timber consumer countries, such as the EU, have no legal means to halt the import of illegally sourced forest products, because the identification of illegally logged ...
Over 25% of the Philippines are covered by forests. This percentage has been rising for the past few years, in part due to a government reforestation programme. More than 90% of the Philippinesâ forests are owned by the state. One fifth of the countryâs forests have protected status, and nearly half are managed by local communities .
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