Illegal Logging

Illegal logging is the harvest, transportation, purchase or sale of timber in violation of laws. The harvesting procedure itself may be illegal, including using corrupt means to gain access to forests; extraction without permission or from a protected area; the cutting of protected species; or the extraction of timber in excess of agreed limits.
Illegalities may also occur during transport, such as illegal processing and export; fraudulent declaration to customs; and the avoidance of taxes and other charges.
Illegal logging contributes to deforestation and by extension global warming, causes loss of biodiversity and undermines the rule of law. These illegal activities undermine responsible forest management, encourage corruption and tax evasion and reduce the income of the producer countries, further limiting the resources producer countries can invest in sustainable development.
Illegal logging has serious economic and social implications for the poor and disadvantaged. Furthermore, the illegal trade of forest resources undermines international security, and is frequently associated with corruption, money laundering, organized crime, human rights abuses and, in some cases, violent conflict.
In Aceh, illegal logging also caused flash floods that damage homes and lands of the population in rural areas. The last case is experienced by people of Tangse, District Pidie; at least twenty one people were killed in that disaster. So, stop the illegal logging now!

Vocabularies for Indonesian :
Harvest : Panen
Timber : Kayu
Fraudulent : Curang
Customs : Beacukai
Undermines : Melemahkan
Encourage : Mendorong
Evasion : Penghindaran/ Pengurangan
Flash Floods : Banjir Bandang

(Source : Santunan Jadid, April 2011)
Tag : Other
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