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Review of Forest-Harvesting Projects Being Processed Towards a Timber Permit or a Timber Authority – Observations and Recommendations

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The concern was that political pressure during the time of the previous Government aimed at “fast-tracking” new forestry projects may have resulted in “short-cuts” being taken. The current Government was sufficiently concerned that it imposed a moratorium on the further issuance of new Timber Permits and Timber Authorities pending (amongst other things) the findings of this review.