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Breakthrough Agreement Will Combat Illegal Timber Trade in Congo

Six African countries -- along with timber industry representatives -- have agreed to jointly combat the illegal trade of timber and logging in the Congo Basin.  The Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast and Gabon, adopted the Brazzaville Declaration at an international forum held in Congo’s capital Brazzaville. The move is hailed by the Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, as an unprecedented commitment towards the ...

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