The logging in other countries would have to be worse surely?
Sadly – not much. Places like Indonesia and Malaysia clearfell entire landscapes of primary forest, burn the remains and replant the area with a commercial crop of palm oil. The same happens here, only we replant our forests with single age, single species eucalypt crops that suit woodchipping and paper making. Endangered wildlife is being killed here and overseas. We have ‘management’ and ‘codes’ but the end result is the same.
In Australia, logging destroys the habitat of endangered and other wildlife as well as primary forests or Old-growth and rainforests. This is under legislated management. In Indonesia, logging destroys the habitat of endangered wildlife as well as primary forests or old growth and rainforests. In Indonesia, environment laws are inadequately policed. In Australia, our environmental laws are weak and logging is exempt from many of them. State logging agencies and logging companies also routinely break environmental laws- there is evidence of systemic breaches of forestry regulations throughout our public native forests.   Hammond-Deakin, N. and Higginson, S. 2011; and EEG v VicForests (2009)