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A senior official at the Ministry of Agriculture's Range and Forestry Department said that the department would submit a proposal to raise fines for logging by more than 100 percent to stop the practice. The current fine is SR2,000 per ton and the
DRC forest sector remains in a state of organized chaos and continues to supply the illegal timber to the European market. Exactly a year ago Greenpeace Africa published the report Cut It Out: Illegal logging in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
A clear majority of countries have no penalties in place to deal with illegally-logged timber entering the bloc. Speaking from Nairobi, where he is working on new IT technologies to map illegal logging, Silas Kpanan' Ayoung Siakor of the Sustainable
However, the government must ensure that all those involved, including other senior government officials and representatives of logging companies are held to account. On 22 February, the Liberian Ministry of Justice indicted eight ex-government
The governor has announced a $5 million funding package made up of tax credits and a state loan that will allow Josephine Countys last sawmill to reopen by converting to cutting small logs from forest thinning and ecological restoration projects. Gov.
Chintapakka Jambulamma, 34, looks admiringly at a solar dryer. It's the prized possession of the Advitalli Tribal Women's Co-operative Society- a collective of women entrepreneurs that she leads. She opens up a drawer in the dryer, scoops out a
Anniversaries can vary in significance, both to people individually and to wider audiences. On paper, the first anniversary of the introduction of a piece of timber legislation might not be a birthday that is chalked up in many people's calendar. But
Courtesy of Bureau of Land Management Ruts and general destruction left from an illegal logging operation inside Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in January has officials concerned. Three suspects were arrested by Bureau of Land Management
There is doubt over the future for the forestry industry in the mid-north of South Australia after bushfires. The Bangor blaze early this year burnt 90 per cent of the Wirrabara Forest in the southern Flinders Ranges, just a year after a fire in the
Bark , Lorrie Moore's fourth collection of stories, is heavy on poetry, though not always in a good way. Ira in Debarking' dreams about a volume of doggerel: Alas, a lass'. In Wings', KC is responsible for some of pop's most atrocious lyrics. These