Monday, 1 October 2012

Liberia to investigate logging of rainforests

Logging rights to more than 60 percent of Liberia's virgin rainforests have been granted to forestry companies since President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf came to power six years ago. A British advocacy group says the majority of those contracts are unregulated and warns of fraud and mismanagement. The government of Liberia says it is commissioning a full-scale investigation.

To listen to this report, please click on this link to NPR's website.

(Photo credit: Travis Lupik)

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