Logging Sector Briefing for the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Publication - October 8, 2008
In 2002, under pressure from the World Bank, the DRC government had introduced a new Forest Law and issued a moratorium suspending the allocation of new logging titles. However, as the World Bank pointed out as early as 2003 , the moratorium and the new Forest Code were immediately violated. To date, over 100 logging titles covering 15 million hectares have been allocated illegally .

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