Timber theft is a problem around the world. Here, we focus on theft of teak from Myanmar. Rare wood is most tempting to steal because theives can make good money with the sale of just a few trees.
This month I’m reminded that timber theft or “poaching” isn’t unique to the United States. I ran across an article by Susan Lazaruk on October 10, 2018, about the rising problem of timber poaching in Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The pattern is the same in both places. The article quotes Luke Clarke, a natural resource … Continue reading Timber Poaching – A Growing Timber Theft Problem
The forestry industry has always struggled with thieves and fraud for a variety of reasons, most of which are peculiar to the nature of the work and the industry. A somewhat unexpected problem however is in identifying the potential perpetrators themselves. So what do forestry industry thieves look like? They are often ordinary, otherwise up-standing … Continue reading Mar 2018 News — Forestry Industry Thieves
According to a NEWS 2 investigation conducted by Rebecca Collett timber security was a major concern this past year as tons of trees had been cut down and removed from the Francis Marion National Forest in South Carolina. Her report was published on December 21, 2017. The thieves have yet to be found and the … Continue reading Feb 2018 News — Timber Security Issues In My Own Back Yard