Living Planet: Romania′s forest defenders under attack by ″wood mafia″ | Environment | All topics from climate change to conservation | DW | 28.01.2021

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Living Planet: Romania's forest defenders under attack by "wood mafia"

Romania is home to the largest area of primary forest that's left in Europe. But apart from the old-growth forests being valuable for biodiversity, those large trees are also valuable to the timber industry. In Romania, a "wood mafia" is being described, involving corrupt networks that enable illegal logging. And forest campaigners trying to save the trees have sometimes become targets themselves.

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