Last week, the government of Sierra Leone announced that all forest logging concessions are to be suspended “with immediate effect.” This was welcomed news in a country with only 5% original forest cover remaining.

In this must-read op-ed in Place, Sonkita Conteh, Director of Namati Sierra Leone, writes that now “the government must work to ensure that the communities that bore the brunt of deforestation are at the fore of rebuilding our environment for the future of our nation.”

Read the full op-ed here: http://bit.ly/2OL9ZY8