Charcoal production in Angola’s Moxico province leads to indiscriminate tree felling

26 July 2013

Unregulated charcoal production by residents of Angola’s Moxico province is worrying the Forest Development Institute, the head of the brigade, Isaac Victor said Wednesday in the city of Luena.

According to Angolan news agency Angop, Victor said that charcoal production by low income residents destroyed fauna, flora and the existing natural parks, due to indiscriminate tree felling.

“It is difficult to talk about dense forest areas in the region due to an increased number of houses in these areas, which is the reason for the disappearance of parka established in the colonial period,” noted Victor.

He added that there were currently five forest perimeters in Moxico municipality, which are at risk of disappearing due to unregulated growth of residential neighbourhoods. (macauhub)