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Illegal logging of Mahogany trees continues

The chairman Juan Soler de Cena of the Bellavista neighborhood association accused several government departments of illegal logging and selling Mahogany trees. Mahogany, or Caoba is a durable hardwood that is very popular in the Dominican Republic. The wood is used for the manufacture of, for example, more expensive furniture. The trees grow very slowly and the felled trees are all at least 100 years old. According to the TV program Detras del Rumor, illegal logging of these unique trees in the nature of Sosúa is still going on. This, despite the fact that at the end of June 2016 the authorities of the Environment Service (Medio Ambiente) in collaboration with officers of the Senpa (Servicio Nacional de Protección Ambiental) arrested illegal loggers.  The officers arrested the illegal loggers and confiscated the felled trees. Now it appears that the illegal logging, according to Juan Soler the Cena of the neighborhood Bellavista, continues with the cooperation of government agencies.

Source: Sosua News

Aug 9, 2016

Category: DR News |

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