PUBLIC NOTICE: Timber processing factories are required to have sustainable sources of raw materials

The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) hereby informs the
general public that effective 6th September 2022, applications for approval of
timber processing factories will require proof of sustainable source of supply
of raw materials.

All existing timber processing plants will also be required to identify their
sustainable sources of wood, with evidence, before their certificates are
renewed or audits approved.

This new development is intended to consolidate national efforts to restore
the environment and national forest cover; and to curb rampant harvesting
of immature trees and potential poaching of trees from protected areas.

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