Pink ivory, African blackwood for sale, Timber exploitation in Cameroon began with German colonization, and grew rapidly after the Second World War. In the 1990s, timber exporting reached its peak. In 2002, annual production was around 2 million cubic metres over a surface area of some 300,000 hectares.
The average price of the timber fluctuated around 150 per cubic metre, and was destined for the luxury goods market due to its high quality. The weakness of State controls or its, complicity on the timber trade meant that exporting was problem free. If from the start of the 1900s deforestation was totally unchecked, and was interested only in felling as many trees in the least time possible, today the exploitation of forests is targeting only the most expensive.
Our foresters prepare and file detailed forest management and stewardship plans that develop and implement land use programs that meet multiple goals and comply with state regulations, including Chapter 61 plans. These plans take into account forest health, soil and stand types, terrain, and plant and animal life. Landowners receive maps of their land, confirmation of their property boundaries, and information about their forest, including timber volumes and values. Hull Forest Products also conducts timber harvests and timber stand improvement work for clients interested in these services.
LAWS & REGULATIONS
Beginning with its Forest Code passed in January 1994, Cameroon has been a leader in West African forest policy and has several laws and policies addressing forest governance and trade. In addition to the Forest Code, the Presidential Decree 94/436/PM, which applies the Forest Regime associated with the Forest Code, and the 1996 Frame Law on Environmental Protection are the leading forest policies in Cameroon.
The Cameroon forestry law prohibits the exportation of some timber species in unprocessed round logs, such as Padouk, Bubinga, Zingana, Pachyloba, Wengue and Dousie (Pachyloba africana). The strategy is to encourage local processing of logs into sawn timber or timber-based goods.
In line with its responsible forest management policy, Global Trading Company Ltd is implementing management plans for all of its concessions. Thus, Global Trading Company Ltd takes 1 to 2 trees per hectare within each annual plot allocated over a defined rotation of 30 years.
Approved by the Ministry of Forests and Wildlife, the development plans meet three levels of commitment: preservation of the ecosystem and biodiversity, social development of workers and their families and respect for local populations and their traditions.
Global Trading Company Ltd, through a series of indicators, the repercussions of its activities on the environment and guarantees low impact exploitation.
Several techniques and tools allow it to achieve exemplary sustainable management of forests allocated for exploitation: regular training in low-impact felling and skidding techniques, use of the Forest Compass and Geo-referencing, etc.
An environmental charter has been in force since 2010. It preserves the different balances of the intervention environments.
Rigorously respect the laws and legislation in force in Cameroon in order to practice its activities in full legality and transparency,
Certify all of its activities according to OLB responsible forest management standards with high and demanding environmental criteria,
Protect areas of high conservation value in order to preserve so-called sensitive and endangered animal and plant species by taking them into account in development plans,
In 2008, the Global Trading Company obtained the OLB certification (Origin and Legality of Timber) issued by Bureau Veritas.
This label provides the guarantees requested by a growing number of customers (particularly in Europe and the United States) concerning the legal origin of timber and its traceability from the production forest to importing customers. An annual audit of one week is carried out as well as a complete reassessment every 5 years.