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Angola to produce 600,000 cubic metres of timber annually

Manuel Nunes Junior

Angola’s forestry potential is estimated at 70 million hectares, which allows it to produce 600,000 cubic metres of timber annually. Angola’s Minister of State for Economic Coordination, Manuel Nunes Junior Angola’s Minister of State for Economic Coordination, Manuel Nunes Junior, said this at a forum late Thursday, April 29, 2021. If the available forestry resources are exploited in a rational ...

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

Timber logging

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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Proposed wood source for Indonesian mill sparks conflict


A potential wood supplier for one of the world’s largest pulp and paper mills does not have the consent of local communities A joint investigation report released on Wednesday, March 8 2017 by Indonesian NGOs titled “Local Communities Reject PT. Bangun Rimba Sejahtera, Potential Supplier to APP’s OKI Mill”, details the opposition of local communities to the development of industrial ...

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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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Govts, traders urged to stem Congo Basin timber trade

Michael O’Brien Onyeka, Greenpeace Africa

Congo Basin governments and their main timber trading partners must take concrete action to tackle illegal logging according to Greenpeace Africa.  During the 14th edition of the World Forestry Congress in Durban, South Africa, the NGO highlighted how inaction over trade in illegal timber by Congo Basin countries, China, the European Union, and the United States is devastating the world’s second ...

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