still often happens in
rainforests of central Africa,
reflected in numbers: Africa counts for only 6% of world's rainforest
destruction, while Asia counts
for 34% and South
America - where the world's largest rainforests are - for the
This is because in South America and Asia, things have gone beyond the
local market. There, much of the logging is driven by international commercial
operators that are linked to
The main commodities are palm oil, soybeans, beef, coffee, cocoa,
rubber, biofuels and mining. Tropical hardwood timber is often logged illegally.
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