4 Corners

THE COUNTRY CHANNEL – Wednesday 19 November, 12.30pm and 6.30pm

Reporter Stephen McDonell reports on the illegal timber trail from one of its main sources, Indonesia, where 70 percent of all logging is thought to be illegal, to its ultimate destination in the west. In Kalimantan province regional warlords tear away at the jungle habitat of orang utans. Kidnapping, bribery and standover tactics are the warlords way of doing business. The timber is cut into planks and sent to neighbouring countries so its illegal origins are virtually impossible to prove.