Nigerian activists halt illegal logging with new task force

July 20, 2009

Nigerian activist Odigha Odigha, 2003 Goldman Prize recipient, has joined forces with American-born conservationist Peter Jenkins in an effort to curb the rampant illegal logging taking place his country’s high tropical forests.

Jenkins was profiled in a Financial Times article detailing their new strategy.  The small group relies on on-the-ground tips about illegal logging and then sets off to confront the perpetrators.  Often working with police and government forces, the group is working to bring increased attention to the issue.

Logging: Rearguard action to save vanishing jewel [Financial Times]