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Foresters decry illegal tree felling at Ogun reserve


The Forestry Association of Nigeria on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 expressed concern over activities of illegal tree fellers and loggers at the Omo Forest Reserves in Ogun Waterside Local Government Area. Canoeing in the Omo Forest Reserve, Ogun State Mr James Odebiyi, former President, Forestry Association of Nigeria, told a news conference in Abeokuta that the illegal activities at the ...

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Deforestation: Cross River LG boss issues three-week ultimatum to loggers

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The Chairman, Boki Local Government Area of Cross River State, Mr John Ewa, has issued a three week ultimatum to loggers to vacate Boki forests or face severe consequences. The ineffectiveness of ban on logging in Cross River State is exposed as timber extraction reportedly goes on in Boki, close to Boje, the LG headquarter Ewa issued the ultimatum in a ...

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In Cameroon, illegal logging of high-value timber harms indigenous forest communities

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Indigenous people living in forest communities are now facing the worrying consequences of illegal logging when their medicine sources and farms are devastated. Illegal logging of timber in Cameroon. Photo credit: Ian Makia In east Cameroon, Société Bois Africains du Cameroun (SBAC) and Société Forestière de Bouraka (SFB), two commercial logging companies, have been involved in the exploitation of valuable ...

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Ogun battles illegal logging, urges tree planting


The Ogun State Government has called on “Baales” and other community leaders in the three senatorial districts to partner government in tackling nefarious activities of illegal loggers in the state-owned forest reserves. Commissioner for Forestry, Kolawole Lawal, made the call recently during an interactive session with the State Council of Baales in the ministry’s conference room, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, the sate ...

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Indonesia, EU agree on moves to curb illegal logging

Illegal logging negatively impacting IGR, laments Ogun

Indonesia and the European Union on Thursday agreed that, beginning 15 November 2016, Indonesia can issue the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) licences to verified legal timber products it exports to the EU. The FLEGT Action Plan of 2003 is the EU’s initiative against illegal logging, which aims to reduce illegal logging by strengthening the sustainability and legality ...

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Logging: UK sanctions Cameroon timber traders


The UK Authorities charged with enforcing the EU timber regulations (EUTR), have taken action against 14 UK importers sourcing timber from Cameroon linked to illegal logging. This news was presented at a Chatham House meeting in London on Thursday June 16, following comparable action by the Netherlands in early March, demonstrating that timber from Cameroon is coming under increasing scrutiny ...

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Ogun apprehends illicit timber merchants


In efforts aimed at curbing illegal felling of trees in state-owned forest reserves, the Ogun State Government has impounded three timber lorries and six trailers loaded with round logs and flitches, also known as ‘‘Alamole’’. State Commissioner for Forestry, Chief Kolawole Lawal, who made this known at the weekend in Abeokuta, the state capital, described the menace of illegal loggers in ...

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Greenpeace tasks Spain, France, Gabon on ship’s timber cargo

Kumi Naidoo

Greanpeace has called on Spain, France and Gabon to urgently investigate circumstances surrounding a ship carrying timber believed to have been illegally logged in Africa and destined for the European market. Officials of the Amsterdam, Netherlands-based non-governmental environmental organisation with offices in over 40 countries believe that Modern Express, which is a car carrier, was recently towed away from the ...

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China urged to lead campaign against illegal logging in Congo Basin

Rashid Kang

The transformation of the Congo Basin timber trade into one significantly influenced by 20 key Chinese trading companies offers a golden opportunity to  contribute significantly to tackle illegal logging in the world’s second largest rainforest, according to a new Greenpeace East Asia and Greenpeace Africa report, Opportunity Knocks. “The health of the second ‘lungs of the earth’ is the responsibility of ...

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Combating illegal logging with smartphones, smarter shopping

CustomMade, an online marketplace, discloses in this treatise that though illegal logging costs the global economy an estimated $30 to $100 billion in lost revenue annually, the mass exodus of our forests has more devastating, long-lasting implications, putting the environment, politics and social stability at risk   Many of us make daily choices to try to live more environmentally conscious lifestyles. But ...

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