Illegal Logging and Related Trade: The Response in Cameroon

A logging truck in Cameroon. Photo: World Resources Institute

Cameroon made strides in creating structural mechanisms to limit illegal logging through government and private sector policies, until progress stalled in 2010. Due to continued corruption in Cameroon’s forest sector, lack of transparency and a dearth of political will to implement change, illegal logging has been permitted to continue. Improvements in governance within Cameroon to limit corruption, supported by international stakeholders can help in minimize illegal logging in the country.

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