Survey shows Ghana loses about $ 10.5m to illegal logging annually

| Updated Feb 06, 2017 at 3:00pm



A survey by the Food and Agriculture Organisation, FAO and Friends of the Earth Ghana, has shown that Ghana loses about $ 10.5 million to illegal logging annually.

This situation has caused the nation thirty million hectares of it forest in the last twenty years.

At a forum in Accra to assess Ghana's forest governance, the Project Coordinator of Friends of the Earth Ghana, Amos Nkpeebo said government is losing focus on the extent of forest loss and the trend is fast affecting the economy especially employment.

He said with climate change already affecting the forest, stakeholders must move swiftly to contain illegal logging and also arrest drivers of deforestation.