Deforestation in Zambia

Photo credit: Zambian Eye

 

Desertification continues in Western province of Zambia

A Mongu Resident has expressed concern at the rate of desertification in Western province.  The Resident says tons of laden with rose wood timba logs have continue being taken away from the province a situation he says contravenes the international conventions on climate change.

Editor,

Please allow me yet another space to again show how both the Zambian government and the Barotse Royal Establishment have continued to ignore international conventions on climate change.

In the first week of December 2015, I did upload another picture of a 30 ton truck laden with rose wood timber logs from Barotseland and destined for “God knows”. I met that particular one at Nalusanga gate on the Mongu /Lusaka Road.

In these pictures today, I would like to show the world yet another truck laden with the same timber.

Read the story: Zambian Eye

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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.