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Group condemns government ban on logging - 11 months ago, 13 Mar 15:50

By: Faith Nyamai

A forests activist group has condemned the government ban on saying it goes against the principles of forest management and utilisation. The Kenya Forests Working Group (KFWG), a sub-committee of the East African Wild Life Society on Tuesday said instead of the ban, the government should come up with policies to stop deforestation and concern the environment. TREE PLANTING They want the ministry of environment to develop Benefit Sharing Regulation and Operationalise Forests Conservation and Management Trust Fund instead. National Coordinator Jackson Bambo, said the group is recommending the government to fast-track implementation of the Forest (Conservation and Management) Act 2016 that promotes operationalisation of the tree planting week to increase the current forest cover from current 7.24 percent to 10 percent minimum forest cover required by the United Nations. They also want the government to conduct country wide surveys to identify critical water catchment forests for demarcation, titling and ...
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