Mad and concerned about what criminals do to the worlds forests🌳. Interpol, the international police authority just published this:
“The illegal timber industry accounts for up to 90% of tropical deforestation in some countries and attracts the world’s biggest organized crime groups,” the agency said Monday in a statement.
It also warned that such crime causes “serious economic, environmental and social damage and fuels conflict in forest regions where criminal gangs compete for available markets.”
According to the international law enforcement agency, even when deforestation is conducted by legitimate entities, crime and corruption exists at almost every step of the process.
Help me to keep our beautiful passion of making music away from crime and nature destruction. Do not buy music instruments containing tropical timber. It is too risky. Thank you.