To European law-makers:
We call on you to ban illegally harvested timber and timber products from the EU market. Ensure clear obligations for all timber operators and impose a minimum level of sanctions and penalties on offenders. The protection of the world's forests depends on you.
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Every year, illegal-logging wreaks havoc on our world, destroying our forests and fuelling corruption and poverty.

The European Council has proposed bold new laws to prevent illegal timber from entering the market. Now it is up to the Parliament to support the legislation. But powerful import companies are trying to weaken it -- lobbying MEPs for the removal of penalties and criminal sanctions.

The Parliament votes on July 7th -- let’s let them know that the people of Europe want to protect forests and end illegal timber imports. Sign the petition below, then forward it to everyone. The petition will be delivered to MEPS as they go in to vote:

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