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Illegal logging destroys ecosystems and impoverishes communities. Upwards of 30% of the world’s timber (by value) is illegally produced and traded . The illegal fiber travels along global supply chains to manufacturers of wood and paper products and onwards through common household products to big box retail shelves where unsuspecting bargain-hunting consumers inadvertently reinforce the problem. This project will help build consumer awareness of the true cost of the illegal trade along with potential solutions through the creation of an interactive website that will showcase content from UBC School of Journalism’s Illegal Logging Project. The site, which is being designed in close collaboration with the UBC School of Journalism’s International Reporting Program, will feature rich audio-visual content and multiple points of interactivity.

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Apr 2013 (Cohort 6)