14 Sep 2018

Vanuatu NGO calls for prosecution to set conservation precedent

From , 5:03 am on 14 September 2018

A Vanuatu NGO is urging authorities to set a precedent by prosecuting parties who have breached the Environmental Protection & Conservation Act.

Campaign for Justice has conducted weeks of undercover operations probing logging activities in the Vatthe Conservation Area in Big Bay, Santo.

The area was established under the 2002 Act.

The NGO has given its report on the activities to the Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation.

The Campaign's director Russel Nari told Johnny Blades that the NGO's investigation stemmed from its efforts monitoring the export of rosewood logs from this area, despite a ban on such exports.

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