TOO MUCH LOGGING IN SOLOMON ISLANDS

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HONIARA, Solomon Islands (March 20, 2000 – Radio ---Commissioner of Forests Peter Sheehan has warned that the country will lose its logging industry in seven years if harvesting by Malaysian and South Korean companies continues at its current rate.

Sheehan told a conference in the capital that the current cutting of 550,000 cubic meters of forestland a year is more than double the sustainable rate.

He said forests now are the country's most important resource, providing about 50 percent of the country's annual foreign revenue.

For additional reports from Radio Australia, go to PACIFIC ISLANDS REPORT News/Information Links: Radio/TV News/Radio Australia.

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