According to Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono an International partnership among wood producers and importers is essential to face illegal logging
President of Indonesia
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
In an article published on the Jawa Pos National Network JPNN.com, the President of Indonesia - Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said that deforestation in the country is still quite large. Each year 0.7 million hectares of forest are destroyed, against the forest growth at 0.5 million hectares rate. The destruction of Indonesian forests, is still rampant for the deforestation without permission and illegal logging. Apart, from the intensification of control inside the country, what it is really needed is a shared commitment among nations to combat illegal logging more effectively. Mr. Zulkifli Hasan, Minister of Forestry, said that Indonesia has pioneered a certified legal timber trade.
"We have a signature with EU commissioner, in cooperation with the United States and other countries. Police is fighting iIllegal logging with extraordinary efforts, but also the countries that receive forest products without a clear documentation and certification of origin should refuse to accept logs.