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Leading the Fight Against Illegal Logging

02/11/2015 10:21 am ET | Updated Apr 13, 2015

Did you know that up to 30 percent of all wood traded globally has been obtained illegally? Around the world, illegal logging remains a serious problem, threatening communities, funding organized crime, and undercutting American jobs.

Thankfully, the United States is helping lead the fight against illegal logging by enforcing the Lacey Act, a landmark conservation law that prohibits the importation of illegally sourced wood products. Since being amended in 2008, the Lacey Act has shown a strong track record of holding companies that source illegal wood accountable.

Today, the Sierra Club is releasing a new online feature focused on illegal logging and the Lacey Act. Take a look to learn more about the impacts of illegal logging and how you can help protect forests and communities around the world.

This post originally ran on the Sierra Club's blog, Lay of the Land.