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Control of charcoal, timber trade urged

Control of charcoal, timber trade urged

LONDON — Centralised management of forest resources — including charcoal and timber — has not delivered beneficial results for Zambia, instead exacerbating deforestation and environmental degradation while imperilling rural livelihoods, according to new research.

Timber reserves face extinction: EMA

Timber reserves face extinction: EMA

ENVIRONMENTAL Management Agency (EMA) director-general Mutsa Chasi has warned that the country’s timber reserves faced extinction within the next five years given the rate at which they are being decimated by veld fires.

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