Geography - The effectiveness of the strategies outlined in the global
perspectives in responding to the phenomena: north versus south
North versus South
Poverty is a major factor in the deforestation  of tropical countries.
Poor governmental control, illegal logging and trade, often controlled by
corrupt government officials, also play major roles in the rapid decline of
the world's forests. Other unresolved issues affect the response to global
phenomena of forest destruction. The most important is a continuing "double
standard" problem. Policy is constantly proposed to sustainably manage the
tropical rainforests but this same policy has not expanded its scope to
global forests. The timber producers of the south  are understandably
concerned that all of the world's forests should be managed sustainably,
not just theirs.
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