Deforestation, driven in part by illegal logging is the biggest threat to survival for the Siberian Tiger, the most rare breed of tigers on our planet. The only place they call home is the origin of millions of square feet of illegally logged hardwoods used right here, in the United States. Not only does illegal logging damage the environment, it disrupts our climate, hurts communities, and threatens American jobs.
A landmark law called the Lacey Act helps the United States combat trafficking in illegal wood products and penalizes those who import illegally harvested wood products and wildlife. It is imperative that the Lacey Act continue to be enforced and strengthened.
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