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Forest Ecology and Conservation
Evidence convincingly shows that illegal and corrupt activities are the major underlying cause of deforestation-illegal logging contributes up to 30% of the global market, in excess of US $20 billion a year. Since so much deforestation is a result of illegal logging, we cannot rely on official production statistics to capture deforestation. Given the importance and complexity of forest preservation, an attempt was made to evaluate the possible use of a normalized difference vegetation indexdoi:10.5772/67666 fatcat:ni2hiad5qjcv5h3xqtbmbbeabm