FrontPage Africa/Harry BrowneSALAYEA, Lofa County – Rural towns and villages are now using ForestLink, a new app, to track illicit forest operations and deforestation across Liberia, including illegal logging and mining, and poaching in their communities. However, 22 local monitors have trained to operate the mobile technology in 12 forest communities, according to him. “We have over 100 forest communities that we have to reach with this technology,” Harris says. FrontPage Africa/Harry BrowneHopeLiberia has a bloody history with illegal logging, which is still an issue today. The 2006 National Forestry Reform Law of Liberia gives communities the right to participate and benefit from their forest resources.
Source: Front Page Africa December 23, 2020 23:37 UTC