Customs officials in Guangzhou check seized hardwood timber worth an estimated 1.05 billion yuan, in 2014. Photo: Cites Secretariat

How the battle to axe the illegal timber trade is being won

John Scanlon says the success of Cites in helping to ensure legal and sustainable global trade in timber indicates the benefits of a limited but well-targeted approach

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Customs officials in Guangzhou check seized hardwood timber worth an estimated 1.05 billion yuan, in 2014. Photo: Cites Secretariat
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