Reports of rampaging forest buffalos are emanating from Weagar Town, River Cess, where the animals have destroyed numerous farms in the town and are causing farmers and surrounding villagers to abandon their farms and homes.
Two men have died as a result of reported suffocation within a borehole well while repairing a hand pump in the WAFDI Camp, Giegbarn community, within Grand Bassa’s second district.
Two stakeholder groups in the logging sector have accused the government of Liberia of violating the 2006 National Forestry Reform law by denying benefits to affected forest communities.
The NGO Coalition of Liberia is urging President George Weah to avoid direct interference with issues arising from community forestry activities across the country.
A group advocating for the rights of communities affected by logging companies wants the legislature to ensure that the government pays communities their legal fair share of land rental fees collected from logging companies.
The Forestry Development Authority has broken grounds to construct a regional office complex in Buchanan, Grand Bassa.
The Liberia Chainsaw and Timber Dealers Union has observed its first-ever national retreat in Ganta to mark its 10th year of existence.
The Environmental Protection Agency has held a Natural Resource Management workshop in River Cess, aimed at discussing community rights, lowland farming and aquaculture, and the relationship between the people and the forest.