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Overlogging is a kind of overexploitation caused by legal or illegal logging activities that lead to unsustainable or irrecoverable deforestation and permanent habitat destruction for forest wildlife. Overlogging is often associated with attempts at reducing the "third world debt" but is not restricted to developing countries.[1] With the developed world's growing demand for pulp and paper, especially - but not restricted to - for disposable tissues, overlogging is an imminent threat to Earth's forests everywhere.[2]


  1. ^ "Strategies for sustainable development - Debt and the environment". The Global Politics of the Environment.
  2. ^ "Pulp and paper". WWF. Paper products are crucial to society, as they have enabled literacy and cultural development. However, without changing current paper production and consumption practices, growing demand for paper adds pressure on the Earth’s last remaining natural forests and endangered wildlife.