25 May '11, 4pm

Liberia Barcodes Its Trees to Protect Rainforests: Photo by diongillard via Flickr CC Barcoding seems to be the...

Photo by diongillard via Flickr CC Barcoding seems to be the conservation concept of the day, and that goes for sparing trees from illegal logging . The latest country to use the technology is Liberia, and at least one expert thinks that barcoding trees to protect timber production could make the country a "poster child for a new green economy in Africa." The rainforests of Liberia, like rainforests most everywhere, are under threat from illegal logging. However, implementing a new technology involving barcodes could save the day. Fred Pearce of Yale e360 reports on Liberia's new technique. He notes that Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the European Union have signed a deal to strengthen the country's timber industry by requiring every harvestable tree and every log to have a barcode that tracks it from its original location to its final destination. The tags ...

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Liberia Barcodes Its Trees to Protect Rainfores...

treehugger.com 25 May '11, 4pm

The rainforests of Liberia, like rainforests most everywhere, are under threat from illegal logging. However, implementing...

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e360.yale.edu 23 May '11, 12pm

By Barcoding Trees, Liberia Looks to Save its Rainforests A decade after a brutal civil war, the West African nation of Li...

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thanks - it really helps to plant trees. if interested, a group called "Green Friends" has groups that you can join to pla...