Daily News / Global Trends / Forestry / Lumber
March 1, 2015

China stops commercial logging in natural forests

President Xi Jinping has signalled that all natural forests should be protected. According to Zhao Shucong, Head of the State Forestry Administration (SFA), China will stop commercial logging in natural forests in three stages.    In the first stage commercial logging in natural forests in the state-owned forests in the Northeast and Inner Mongolia will be halted. These areas provide around 2.56 million cubic metres of logs annually. At the same time logging bans will be piloted in state-owned forest farms, collectives and individual natural forests falling outside protected forest areas.    ...

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