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Knowledge gaps among different stakeholders regarding Ghana‘s Legality Assurance System (LAS) exist in all levels of society. As a consequence, the effective implementation of the LAS in Ghana can be affected if they are not appropriately addressed.
An Intact Forest Landscapes (IFL) is a territory within today’s global extent of forest cover which contains forest and non-forest ecosystems minimally influenced by human economic activities, with an area of at least 500 km2 (50,000 hectare) and a minimal width of 10 km (measured as the diameter of a circle that is entirely inscribed within the boundaries of the territory) as defined by the World Resources Institute.
A total of two hundred and twenty-five (225) people living in forest fringe communities received training in various skills last year under the Chainsaw Milling (CSM) Project being run by Tropenbos International Ghana with funding from the European Union.