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Global Crackdown: Operation Thunder 2022

Global Crackdown: Operation Thunder 2022

Greetings! Greetings! I’m continuing my international theme this month with a look at a multi-national, cooperative effort by INTERPOL and World Customs Organization (WCO) with the intent of disrupting the wildlife and timber crime trade. In a December 7, 2022, article by industry Intelligence Inc. (http://www.industryintel.com), the APO Group on behalf of INTERPOL shared some … Continue reading Global Crackdown: Operation Thunder 2022

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Timber Theft Suspect Nabbed in Texas

Timber Theft Suspect Nabbed in Texas

Greetings! I’ve shared several articles over the years discussing the various cases where landowners have been scammed during timber harvests by purchasers who violate the terms of their contract. In some cases, landowners are not even aware harvesting is taking place on his/her property. In others, a contract is never even drawn up as landowners … Continue reading Timber Theft Suspect Nabbed in Texas

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Zone Jumping – Business as Usual?

Zone Jumping – Business as Usual?

Two conversations related to zone jumping raised some alarming questions for me and if these beliefs are widespread the forest industry has a very large problem.  These conversations were with a consulting forester and a procurement forester, both with over 20 years of experience. And to be clear, these were separate conversations. One conversation involved whether or … Continue reading Zone Jumping – Business as Usual?

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