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Pressures on forests

4. For profit
Most of the logging concessions in TRFs are granted by the local government to multinational companies.

Multinational companies operate to maximise profits for shareholders.

They are often based overseas and
do not know or understand the nature of the forests being cut down.

These large, international companies have the money to build roads into the forests and buy heavy machinery to cut down large tracts of forest very quickly.