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IFM Briefing #9: Logging outside TSC A2 – a three year permit issued in 2009
By: Civil Society-led Independent Forest Monitors (CS-IFM), Sustainable Development Institute (SDI), and National Union of Community Forestry Development Committees (NUCFDC)
Published: November 5, 2021
Countries: Liberia
Document type: Briefing note
Document ID: 9091
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IFM Briefing #9: Logging outside TSC A2 – a three year permit issued in 2009

This policy brief highlights evidence of approximately 14,000 cubic meters of ekki harvested in 2018/19, in the name of ‘road alignment’, under a permit that should have expired in 2012. Documents suggest at least 9,000 m3 were exported in 2019, a volume worth nearly US$2.5 million in the international market. An official investigation into the case was commissioned by the Ministry of Justice. Two years since the logging took place, there is no news that any individual or company responsible for illegal logging has been brought to justice. The official investigation concluded a year ago, so the Ministry should immediately release its report.