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           FRA Supports Kenya Campaign against Illegal Logging
  A move in Kenya to strengthen laws that prohibit illegal logging has been praised by Forestry
  Research Associates (FRA). The Kenya Forestry services is arranging for timber and charcoal
   dealers across the globe to work together to outlaw the illegal practise. The Kenya Forestry
  Services Act stipulates that anybody engaging in cutting timber or burning charcoal unlawfully
                                    will be fined Kshs 50,000.

Seattle, United States, September 28, 2012 -- A move in Kenya to strengthen laws that prohibit illegal
logging has been praised by Forestry Research Associates (FRA). The Kenya Forestry services is
arranging for timber and charcoal dealers across the globe to work together to outlaw the illegal practise.
The Kenya Forestry Services Act stipulates that anybody engaging in cutting timber or burning charcoal
unlawfully will be fined Kshs 50,000.

FRA advocates sustainable forestry in all its forms and supports environmental conservation and the
international requirement of ten per cent tree cover, which Kenya is working towards.

Africa has made great improvements in its green policies in recent times and this latest campaign
encourages local people to work with Kenya Forest Services (KFS) and Community Forest Associations
(CFA) to embrace conservation.

Busia County Forestry Services Coordinator James Were points out that the Forestry Act amendment of
2005 requires formation of registered groups to deal in charcoal and timber. "Anyone caught
masquerading in the timber business without a license of origin from KFS, will face the law non-
selectively," he said.

The Kenya government policy supports commercial forestry either by individuals or groups as long as
green measures are adhered to. Timber investment is growing in popularity across the globe and FRA
recommends sustainably managed plantations, such as the Greenwood Management scheme operated in
Brazil.

Here, investors can strengthen their portfolio and snap up a piece of forestry land for as little as $10,000,
which is a lot less than is involved when buying forestry independently. Greenwood manage these
plantations and support the local community by offering jobs.

"Demand for timber is rising and this is an investment that can help you beat inflation," said FRA's analysis
partner, Peter Collins. "Alternative investments are becoming more popular and the Kenyan government’s
green policies prove that it is essential to work with companies that actively advocate sustainable forestry."

About Forestry Research Associates

Forestry Research Associates is a research and advisory consultancy that focuses on forestry
management, sustainability issues and forestry investment around the globe.

Media Contact:
Peter Collins
Forestry Research Associates
620 Vineyard Lane
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
(206) 316 8394
info@forestry-research.com
http://www.forestry-research.com

				
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Description: A move in Kenya to strengthen laws that prohibit illegal logging has been praised by Forestry Research Associates (FRA). The Kenya Forestry services is arranging for timber and charcoal dealers across the globe to work together to outlaw the illegal practise. The Kenya Forestry Services Act stipulates that anybody engaging in cutting timber or burning charcoal unlawfully will be fined Kshs 50,000.