Forestry crimes include illegal logging, which is a contributing factor to deforestation across the globe. An estimated 189 to 565 million cubic metres of timber are cut illegally in some form. Forestry crimes are estimated by INTERPOL and the United Nations to be valued at US$51–152 billion annually. Much of this harvest is used for wood fuel and charcoal, and the proceeds from illegal logging are sometimes used to fund terrorist groups. Globally, (excluding illegal logging for wood fuel and charcoal). To date, the only effective interventions have been the efforts by the Brazilian government using targeted law enforcement efforts to combat illegal logging, the result of which was a 76% reduction in deforestation.
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