Salvage logging is often a pretext for harvesting wood

An increasing proportion of the world’s protected forests are subject to extensive logging activities. The practice is called „salvage logging“ and allegedly aims to protect e.g. areas of windthrow against bark beetle infestation. However, a Würzburg study has found that this instrument is used far too often. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)