Conflicting laws around land rights and logging have made it difficult to find a solution to disputes in many parts of the country.
As wildlife conservation groups push to establish a proposed Krahn-Bassa National Park, some residents of Geetroh Chiefdom in Sinoe are pushing back. They note that unsettled land disputes in the proposed area make it untenable to push for the park’s creation at this time.
A logging company operating in a community forest in Sinoe has been ordered to halt its operations after the Community Forest Management Body of Numopoh determined that it has not met its obligations.
A US$330,000 regional complex built in Bomi to host the Forestry Development Authority and the Environmental Protection Agency has been turned over to the government.
On Oct. 16, the Forestry Development Authority and the Wild Chimpanzee Foundation convened a meeting between stakeholders from the Proposed Krahn-Bassa National Park and their counterparts from the already existent Grebo-Krahn National Park to allow them a glimpse of how the creation of a new park could affect their lives.
On Friday, hundreds of residents from communities surrounding the Gba Community Forest in Western Nimba trooped into the forest to watch two elephants that reportedly crossed over from neighboring Guinea.
Three Sinoe communities are threatening to terminate their contract with a logging company for failing to adhere to an agreement to provide the communities with benefits.
The Forestry Training Institute, located in Tubmanburg, has graduated 58 students in various forestry-related disciplines. Additionally, 11 members of the instituteâ€™s confiscation unit received training as part of an in-service program at the Forestry Development Authority.