1 Tahrcountry Musings: Army To The Rescue Of Malawi Forests

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Army To The Rescue Of Malawi Forests

Government of Malawi has brought in the intervention of army to save its forests from depredation. Forests have been hacked down for charcoal and firewood, and this has made the deforestation rate one of the most pathetic in African continent. 50,000 hectares are lost every year for charcoal alone. Another culprit is the tobacco industry that uses huge quantities for its curing needs. The Government says the forest areas used by the army for its training purposes are absolutely intact, and it was this that prompted the Government to think in terms of roping in the army.

1 comment:

Prasanth Kodai said...

Situation in many places in Africa is very bad. It is good to hear that Malawi is taking protection of environment seriously.