Romania to toughen law to protect forests

Vita Sylvae Conservation

Romania is to change the law to tackle the problem of illegal logging, which is ruining some of the country’s important forests.

After over two years of discussions, Romania is to finally adopt changes to the Forest Law to better protect the country’s forests against the actions of illegal loggers.

The draft law makes illegally chopping down trees a crime, with a five-fold increase to the penalties. It also aims to prescribe the use and processing of wood by the big companies that dominate the forestry sector in Romania.

The law was approved in February by parliament’s second chamber, the Camera Deputatilor, but was returned for re-examination by President Klaus Iohannis becauses it limited economic activity.

Keep on reading this article at Turkish Weekly website.

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