Kenya turns to technology to curb illegal logging| glObserver Global Economics


Kenya on Friday launched a mobile application to monitor forests in order to curb illegal logging. Kenya Forest Service (KFS) Director Emilio Mugo said the smart phone application will enable users to statement illegal activities in the forest.

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"Kenya’s forests are spread across the country and we don’t have sufficient resources to monitor activities in all forests at real time," he said.

According to government data, forest covers seven % of Kenya’s land mass. The director noted that Kenya has 142,000 hectares of plantation forest to supply wood to the timber industry.

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