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February 1st, 2013

Land grabs and human rights violations exposed in Liberia ahead of global development summit

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25 September 2012

Notorious Malaysian Company Surfaces in Liberia

A comprehensive investigation by this paper has unearthed that a notorious Malaysian logging company (Samling) has surfaced in Liberia as a business partner to a Liberian logging company Atlantic Resources.Atlantic Resources is owned by Mr.

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4th September 2012

Liberian forests to be flattened by secret logging contracts

A quarter of Liberia’s total landmass has been granted to logging companies in just two years, following an explosion in the use of secretive and often illegal logging permits,

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13 August 2012

Liberia: Several Recommendations Advanced for Good Redd Policy

Several civil society groups and local community from across nine counties have called on the Government of Liberia (GOL) to institute a REDD program that would ensure the provision of community benefits such as funding for development initiatives.

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5 July 2012

Liberia's hasty forest sell-off risks more conflict

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05 April 2012

Liberia: Sustainable Forest Management

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12 Sep 2011

A Huge Oil Palm Plantation Puts African Rainforest at Risk

Industrial palm oil production is coming to Africa, its ancestral home. The world’s most productive oil seed has been a boon to Asian economies, but the looming arrival of large-scale plantations in Africa is raising fears that some of the same issues plaguing Malaysia, Indonesia, and other leading producers — deforestation, greenhouse gas emissions, biodiversity loss, conflicts with local people, and poor working conditions — could befall one of the world’s most destitute regions.

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23 May 2011

By Barcoding Trees, Liberia Looks to Save its Rainforests

Nearly two-thirds of West Africa’s remaining rainforests are in the small but troubled nation of Liberia. That is a small miracle. A decade ago, Liberia’s forests were being stripped bare by warlords to fund a vicious 14-year civil war that left 150,000 dead. In 2003, the United Nations belatedly imposed an embargo on Liberian “logs of war.” Revenues crashed and, coincidentally or not, the war swiftly came to an end.

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May 9, 2011

Liberia deal seeks to save West Africa’s forests

Liberia has signed a deal with the European Union promising to crack down on illegal logging on its territory, home to more than half of West Africa’s rainforests, a group linked to the accord said.

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May 10, 2011

EU signs a deal with Liberia to end trade of illegal timber

The European Union and the Government of Liberia, which presides over half of the remaining rainforest in West Africa, announced today a landmark agreement to ensure that all Liberian timber products exported from Liberia to the EU are derived from legal sources and that the resulting trade will benefit the Liberian people. EFIs EU FLEGT Facility provided technical support to the preparation, negotiation and implementation of FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreement in Liberia.


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by Dr. Radut