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Environmental, Campaign & Website News > DR Congo cancels timber contracts

DR Congo cancels timber contracts

Date : 19th January 2009, Source : BBC Link to News Story



The Democratic Republic of Congo government has cancelled nearly 60% of timber contracts in the world's second-largest tropical rainforest. It follows a six-month review of 156 logging deals aimed at stamping out corruption in the sector and enforcing legal and environmental standards. At the end of the World Bank-backed process, government ministers found that only 65 timber deals were viable.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7838659.stm





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