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Jungle Outlaws: The Chainsaw Trail

Panorama investigates illegal logging in the rainforest and the timber trail from Africa to West Europe. It's a lucrative trade from the stump to the checkout - that's leading to the destruction of new swathes of vital rainforest and begins with the loggers who risk their lives cutting down hundred-year-old trees for just £2.50 a day.

Reporter Raphael Rowe spent six months tracking logs from Congo's jungle, and discovers that new timber regulations are failing to stop illegally-felled wood getting into European stores and on to the consumer.

30 minutes

Last on

Tue 30 Jul 2013 19:00
BBC One Scotland, Scotland HD only


Role Contributor
ReporterRaphael Rowe
ProducerTom Marchbanks
EditorTom Giles

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