Illegal Logging Has Not Disappeared
Bambang Prasetya, Chairman of the National Accreditation Committee:
SUSPECTED violations by Timber Legality Verification Institutions (LVLK) and businesses in validating timber cannot yet be criminally processed because sanctions only apply next year. National Accreditation Committee Chairman Bambang Prasetya admits there are still numerous holes in the timber verification system. “There’s a rising trend in reports from the public,” he said in early December.
The self-assessment timber ver...