Stop illegally logged timber
- UK GOVERMENT
- United Kingdom
Stop illegally logged timber. The UK Government says "it gives absolute priority to combating the importation and use of illegally logged timber in the UK."
Yet the UK is one of the largest importers of illegally logged timber products in Europe - and the government is a big customer. Indonesia's Minister for the Environment says: "...Indonesia will not overcome illegal logging without stemming the foreign demand for Indonesian logs and forestry products."
Take action NOW! There are currently no UK (or EU) laws in place to prevent the import of illegal timber or timber products. Contact Elliot Morley at DEFRA, who has responsibility for dealing with this issue, and ask him what he is doing to push for an EU wide ban on the import of illegally logged timber. The world's ancient forests are in crisis - 80% have already been destroyed or degraded.
Illegal logging is closely associated with violence, corruption, environmental destruction, and human rights abuses.
It is estimated that this trade costs producer countries 10-15 billion euros a year in lost revenue. The UK is one of the largest importers of illegal timber in Europe. European legislation to ban the import of timber that is illegally sourced is essential to tackle the illegal timber trade. Becouse if we don't start help stop this the we are putting a death secentence on the world and the people and the animals on it.
Trees produce oxygen that goes in to the atomshere and togther with the sun rays produce the ozone layer and according to scienties by the year 2050 50 % for the ozone layer will be gone.
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The Stop illegally logged timber petition to UK GOVERMENT was written by adam rands and is in the category Environment at GoPetition.