Australia warns neighbors to stop illegal rainforest logging
Rhett A. Butler, mongabay.com
December 19, 2005
Australia warned its neighbors to crack down on illegal logging in their rainforests or face trade restrictions according to an article in The Australian.
Federal Forestry Minister Ian Macdonald said that Australia was trying to persuade Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands to agree to international standards on sustainable logging.
“We have to stop the slaughter of rainforests in some of these countries,” said Senator Macdonald according to The Australian. “This illegal trade is a threat to some of the world’s most unique and rare forests.”
“Neighbours warned to act on illegal logging” by Greg Roberts of The Australian.