One of Andy’s articles, recently posted on Biodiversity Revolution, has been picked up by The Conversation. It’s nice to be able to talk about a scientific solution to a serious problem: generally we just tend to worry about issues, and there’s little or nothing that we can do about them. This time, though, there’s a definite solution that will enable scientists to identify timber and track timber that’s been illegally logged, tracing it right back to the source.
That means a reduction in deforestation, particularly in the most vulnerable areas, and a crackdown on those who make ‘invisible’ money from this trade, as well as providing those with a conscience the reassurance that our timber goods have been harvested sustainably.
That’s definitely a win for the good guys.
[Featured image: Rainforest in Ecuador. Vilseskogen/flickr, Creative Commons]