Posted by: APO | 20 February 2018

Democratic Republic of the Congo’s government reinstates illegal logging concessions in breach of its own moratorium

The Congolese Minister of Environment, Amy Ambatobe, has reinstated 6,500 km² of logging concessions that were cancelled in August 2016 by the then Environment Minister Robert Bopolo following instructions from then Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo. The three concessions reinstated on 1 February 2018 were awarded to the Chinese-owned logging companies Forestière pour le Développement du Congo… Read more on https://greenpeace-africa.africa-newsroom.com/press/democratic-republic-of-the-congos-government-reinstates-illegal-logging-concessions-in-breach-of-its-own-moratorium?lang=en


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