FOREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AND GOVERNANCE

Forest offenders abound in the area, and they conduct illegal logging and land encroachment. Additionally, forest perpetrators have unlawfully cleared forest lands which impact the local community and project areas. To respond to incidents like these, the project, in collaboration with local authority, is trying to curb these issues. As a result, a number of timbers, chainsaws, and tractors have been confiscated.

is working with partners, local authorities, and communities to patrol in the remaining forest resources in order to protect them.

1. Conduct regular Forest Law enforcement activities;
2. Conduct regular Forest Law enforcement information dissemination, data collection, monitoring, and reporting; and
3. Provide legal assistance to the Law Enforcement Team to address issues on filing forest criminal cases to the court.

During the project’s 1st phase (2015-2018), our Field Implementation Unit (FIU) conducted illegal forest land clearing and logging.  We confiscated xxx illegal chainsaws, xxx hand-held tractors, and xxx motor used by illegal offenders.  In addition, we conducted awareness-raising seminars and sustainable forest management skills trainings to xxx Community Forestry Management Committees and xxx community members. Our FIU and 14 Community Forestry received equipment, financial and technical support to effectively enforce the Forest Law on the ground.