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Increasing the logging and export potential of Cameroon

To ensure that only legally sawn wood is used in the country the Center for International Forestry Research has started a campaign

Cameroon is well known for being an international timber exporter, and as Africa's largest exporter of tropical wood to the European Union. However recently domestic timber trade seems to be slowing down. According to Forestry researchers, Cameroon, which boasts of 20 million hectares of forest, which a great portion of the national territory, tends to ignore its domestic timber market and trade in its national forest policies. As a result, the country’s forest is left at the mercy of illegal loggers and traders who on an annual basis record extremely high volumes of trade. But the sector's economic, environmental and social impacts are being evaluated now by government as well as private organizations.
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