Illegal wood found at top timber yards

At least four of the Netherlands’ biggest timber merchants are importing illegally sourced wood from Cameron, Dutch and French environmental organisations said on Tuesday.

Milieudefensie visited the 10 largest Dutch timber yards and found dubious wood at Boogaerdt, De Goederen, Hupkes and Groot Lemmer. The organisation estimates around 50% of wood imported into the Netherlands has come from illegal forestry.

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