From the kitchen table where we eat to the notepads that keep our lives organized, wood and paper products are a part of our everyday lives. Sadly, up to 30 percent of the wood traded internationally has been harvested illegally, causing deforestation, threatening communities, and contributing to more climate-disrupting pollution.
The Lacey Act helps the United States combat trafficking in illegal wood and paper products and penalizes those who import illegally harvested wood products and wildlife. The need to protect this important law has never been greater. Below is more information about the Lacey Act and how you can help combat illegal logging.