In the hills of the Western Area Forest Reserve in Sierra Leone, forest rangers are protecting the forest from poachers involved in the illegal charcoal business 🌳. The timber logging is the main cause of destruction of the Sierra Leone’s forest. The National Protected Area Authority (NPAA) struggles hard every day to keep the forest intact notably by dismantling the pits 🌲. Each pit uses around 40 trees and can produce around more than 11 tonnes of charcoal worth around US$800. It is then charcoal is then sold in bags for cooking.
Sierra Leone is particularly affected by deforestation and by the carbon-intensive growth which have direct effects on climate change. GCCA+ programme supports the promotion of low-carbon initiatives as well as the capacity development of Forestry Division and NPAA staff.
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