Governance, implementation, enforcement
Illegal logging is associated with transnational organised crime, breakdowns in institutional controls, and ineffective institutions. Illegal trade in forest resources can increase tensions across borders and with the international community. The proceeds of illegal logging are often used to support other groups bent on creating instability in Eastern Europe, and in SEE countries in particular. A website was created for the REC's project on combating illegal logging in SEE and Ukraine, implemented as part of the Environment and Security Initiative. The site provides a general overview of the project goals and activities, and information about its beneficiaries and partners.