Illegal logging is destroying ancient forests

A very interesting article, from Global Post :

[…] At the village of Curmaturi, a tourist haven of cozy wooden cottages, the scale of the devastation becomes unmistakable. Vast tracts of forest are being cleared here.

That’s because illegal logging is big business in Romania.

Last year, the ITRSV, the Environment and Climate Change Ministry’s watchdog, discovered some 21 million cubic feet of illegally cut wood in the area. That’s the equivalent of 15,000 fully loaded trucks, which would fetch $45 million. […]

Read full article here.

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