Somalia

Somalia

10% of Somalia’s land area is forested. The annual rate of deforestation was 1% for the period 2010-15 (FAO, 2015).

Illegal logging is a major problem, due to conflict and state failure. A major driver of this is charcoal production. Large volumes of charcoal are exported to the Gulf States. The UN banned exports of charcoal from the country in 2012, but it has been ineffective.