Malawi put army in the fight against illegal logging

Malawi put army in the fight against illegal logging

The government of Malawi has decided to send the army to turn to illegal logging in the country to fight. The army needs 24 hours a day patrolling the most important forests of the country.

Deforestation in Malawi is so large that the water supply of the capital of the country in question is threatened. The government gave the army the authority given to loggers to pick up and their tools to confiscate.

According to a government spokesman disappears every year between 1.8 and 2.6 percent of the 3.4 million hectares of forest in the country. The logging should, in particular, the production of charcoal.

Malawi is not the first country that the army commitment to the protection of the nature. Among others, Botswana and South Africa fit this tactic, but also countries such as India and Vietnam.

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