Wednesday, November 03, 2021

Protecting the trees

 More than 100 global leaders late Monday pledged to halt and reverse deforestation and land degradation by the end of the decade

Gabonese President Ali Bongo said effectively protecting forest also required overcoming other challenges such as combatting the organised crime rings that help drive deforestation in his African nation.

Preventing forest loss "requires consistent vigilance" as well as new technology, cash and skilled forest managers, Bongo said in Glasgow.

Ensuring Africans benefit from their forests is also key to their protection, said Bongo, whose country remains 88% forested as a result of concerted conservation efforts.

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