This material has been funded by UKaid from the Department for International Development, with additional support from the European Forest Institute's EU FLEGT Facility. The EU FLEGT Facility is funded by the European Union, the Governments of Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, and the European Forest Institute. However the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the official policies and views of either DfID or EFI.
This section considers some of the key impacts of illegal logging. These are divided into two sections: the impact on biodiversity, wildlife habitats and the reduction in forest size and quality; and the impacts on local communities, their livelihoods and the wider impact on revenues.
To read more about the contribution that illegal logging makes towards furthering climate change, see the section on climate change and deforestation impacts.