The Challenges of Forest Law Enforcement

The Challenges of Forest Law Enforcement

While many tropical forest countries have strengthened their legal frameworks over the past decade, improvements in law enforcement have lagged behind, write Barbara Hermann, Haseeb Bakhtary and Darragh Conway in this new article for British think tank Chatham House

Important legal, policy and institutional reforms, often adopted as part of efforts to address illegal deforestation and manage forests more sustainably, have provided countries with the tools they need to align forest conservation and development goals. However, limited law enforcement budgets, corruption and a lack of political will are preventing these tools from being effectively applied.

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