Forestry ministers highlight measures for illegal logging, job creation at APEC forum

By Julie Kim Jackson
Korea Herald
October 31, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: International

Kim Jae-hyun & Ha song Tuan

Ministers from across the Asia-Pacific region have gathered in Seoul this week to discuss the varying social, economic and environmental issues related to forestry management, during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation’s fourth annual Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Forestry. …The ministers meeting highlighted its member countries’ varying illegal timber trade restriction systems; trade promotion policies on legal forest products; and efforts and cooperation methods utilized by other international organizations in order to prevent illegal logging. …“The international community sees illegal logging as a major cause of deforestation and damage to fair trade practices, which is why the international community adopted the ‘Forest Action Plan’ in 1998. 

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