Honduras and Nicaragua sign forestry agreement

Nicaragua and Honduras have signed a forestry agreement to ensure the protection and control of the woodlands in the border area.

Friday, June 27, 2008

The letter of understanding was signed by the Nicaragua Forestry Institute and the Institute of Forest Conservation of Honduras.
Purpose of the initiative is to control the incidence of forest fires, illegal trafficking in lumber, and tree diseases.
A news release from the Nicaragua Forestry Institute says the two nations will impose more control on the lumber business using new methods of detection and documents that require the reporting of the means of transporting wood from various points on the frontier.

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A voluntary agreement is already underway with the European Union to reduce trade in timber goods made from illegal logging.

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