January 18

Asian Demand for Timber to Intensify Pressure on Central Africa’s Forests

By Amindeh Blaise

As the global demand for wood soars and considering Central Africa’s large reserves, there is a likelihood that timber export, notably to China and other Asian countries, will ramp up pressure on the sub-region’s 200 million hectares of dense humid forests; over half of which are unclassified, experts have posited in a new report.

Photo courtesy of Axel Fassio/CIFOR.

Source: Forest News (link opens in a new window)

Energy, Environment
climate change, forests