Cameroon new law to strengthen forest governance

Reuters: Cameroon's government is due to introduce legal reforms by the end of the year to redress weaknesses in its two-decade-old forestry legislation. The new forest code will better protect rainforests and the rights of indigenous communities that rely on them, officials say. They believe the 1994 forest laws are no longer fit to ensure the preservation of forests and respect for their inhabitants' rights, as exploitation of forest resources expands. "Since 2010, the ministry of forestry and wildlife......

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