10 May '11, 10pm

Liberia fights illegal logging through agreement with EU:

Liberia fights illegal logging through agreement with EU Jeremy Hance mongabay.com May 10, 2011 The tiny West African nation of Liberia (about the size of the US state of Virginia) is the most recent country to work with the European Union (EU) on ending the illegal logging trade. Yesterday the EU and Liberia signed a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) that would make certain no raw wood or wood products exported from Liberia to the EU would have been illegally cut. Liberia follows close on the heels of Indonesia (which signed a VPA last week) and other African countries such as Ghana, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, and the Republic of Congo. The various agreements stem from the EU's 2003 Action Plan on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT). "I am pleased to see that yet another country has joined our common fight against illegal logging," said t...

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