Pakistan vies for international funds to preserve forests

Third Pole: For two years Fazalur Rehman and other villagers have been fighting a determined court battle in the Chitral district of northwest Pakistan against the powerful logging industry. The band of villagers, who live on the fringes of the last remaining cedar forests in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, have been charged under the anti-terrorism act for obstructing deforestation by what they call the ruthless timber “mafia”, working with the government forestry department. Local villages also allege that......

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