04 Sep '12, 3pm

One quarter of Liberia’s total land area has been sold to logging companies over the last two years. ...

04 Sep 2012: A Quarter of Liberian Land Ceded to Logging Companies in Two Years One quarter of Liberia’s total land area has been sold to logging companies over the last two years , a development that threatens widespread devastation in West Africa’s most heavily forested nation, a new By Barcoding Trees, Liberia Looks to Save its Rainforests A decade after a civil war, Liberia has partnered with the EU on a novel system for protecting its remaining forests — marking every harvestable tree so it can be traced to its final destination, Fred Pearce reported last year. But given Liberia’s history of conflict and corruption, will it work? READ THE e360 REPORT investigation has found. According to a report by Global Witness, Save My Future Foundation and the Sustainable Development Institute, logging companies have used what the investigators call a legal loophole in the nation...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/digest/a_quarter_of_liberian_land_ce...

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