Ghana timber deal with EU

Ghana is getting closer to finalising a deal to export timber to the EU market reports the BBC. I worked with Chris Beeko in the Forestry Commission on the original voluntary partnership proposal in 2003-04, so its great to see that coming to fruition. But the main damage to Ghana’s forest reserves has been caused by logging companies not chainsaw operators, That’s not to deny that they are not a problem, but it has been the concession holders who have blithely disregarded the forest law and regulations and run roughshod over forest communities.

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