This piece explores how advances in technology can curb illegal logging, written in honor of the first International Day of Forests. Itoriginally appeared on The Guardian’s Sustainable Business Blog.
Our future is inextricably linked to forests. The social and economic benefits they provide are essential to realizing a sustainable century. A key litmus test of our commitment to this future is our response to a growing, global threat: illegal loggingand the criminal timber trade.