The link between corruption and deforestation and forest degradation has been almost universally recognised. Today, corruption continues to threaten new climate initiatives like Reducing Emissions...
Over 60% of Zambia’s land area is covered by forests, although none of the country’s primary forests remain. One fifth of the country’s forests lie within protected areas. The annual rate of deforestation was 0.3% for the period 1990-2015 (FAO, 2015). Illegal logging is a widespread problem in the country.