Bolivia, shutdown of timber harvesting contributes to job losses

Posted on August 21, 2011 • Filed under: Agriculture, Bolivia, Business, Enviromental Issues, Social Issues

The virtual shutdown of timber harvesting in the forest Guarayo, in northern Santa Cruz, has so far caused an estimated loss of $ 1.2 million for the community Guarayo estimated by the timber industry. Guarayo receive about $ 15 per cubic meter of wood extracted, which involves approximately $ 5.2 million a year for the operation of 350 thousand cubic meters of wood. As the farm is almost arrested, are believed to have sold about Guarayos only 7,000 cubic meters, as usually this time of year and had taken about 87,500. Read Article

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