Monrovia — The environmental watch canine Journalists for the Protection of Nature (JPN-Lib) has referred to as at the European Union, United States executive, and different global trade establishments to not acquire herbal minerals from the “Youssuf Diamond Mining Company (YDMC)” extracted from the Gola Forest National Park in Liberia.
JPN-Lib. in a commentary says, the operations of the YDMC in the Gola Forest National Park borders on environmental crimes, and doing trade with them is a blatant violation of the Wildlife Conservation Laws of Liberia and different global protocols on secure conservation spaces.
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JPN says YDMC is wearing out energetic mining of gold and diamonds inside of and across the secure Gola Forest National Park which is in transparent violation of Sections 5.8 and six.1.2 of the National Wildlife Conservation and Protected Areas Management Act of 2017 of Liberia.
Sections 6.1.2 of the National Wildlife Conservation and Protected Areas Management Act of 2017 says “The authority shall ensure the protection of all wildlife species, known and unknown as party of an important natural heritage and the symbol of significance to the cultural values of the communities surrounded the protected areas forest edge and the corridors joining key wildlife protected areas.”
Also, Section 5.8 of the act says “No protected area established by the Legislature action under Chapter five of the act shall be abolished or alienated, nor shall its boundaries be modified, except by act of the Legislature, following constitution with the authority”.
The environmental watch staff says the Yousuff Diamond Mining Company has left out and violated those provisions of the Law and has long past past the 2-kilometer buffer zone as supplied for via regulation to construct highway in the Gola Forest National Park to do mining explorations thereby scaring away Liberia’s biodiversity species to neighboring international locations.
JPN-Liberia, could also be calling on nationwide executive to speedily examine the legitimacy of two communications signature via the deputy minister for operations of the Ministry of Mines and Energy, Emmanuel O. Sherman dated February 1, 2022 granting exploration license #MEL2121/16 to the Youssef Diamond Mining Company to hold out mining in and across the Gola Forest National Park.
The every other conversation, in line with JPN Lib., believed to be signed via Deputy Minister Sherman dated May 17, 2022, seconded a geologist identify Henry Zeze and a mining engineer Alecie R. Gongloe to the corporate as eyes for the ministry all through the pilot mining operation of the YDMC.
“Not being happy JPN-Lib. says she had cell phone conservation with deputy minister Emmanuel Sherman, and Sherman showed the exploration operations of the Youssef Diamond Mining Company in the Gola Nation Forest Park one thing the environmental watchdog considers as a major contradiction to the federal government’s combat for the conservation of secure spaces.
“JPN Liberia believes the operation of YDMC in the Gola National Forest Park, will additional open a flaw gate for different mining firms to project into the secure spaces for mining functions which can sprint efforts of conservation organizations together with the Society for the Conservation of Nature of Liberia (SCNL), Wild Chimpanzee Foundation and all different conservation organizations in Liberia which have been operating onerous to preserve nationwide secure spaces in Liberia.
“JPN-Lib. categorically condemns in the strongest terms the operations of the Youssuf Diamond Mining Company in the Gola Forest National Park, and calls on national government to take prompt actions as to protect endangered species conserve and protect Liberia’s forest from degradation.”
According to JPN, Liberia has signed as much as a number of global conservation protocols and any try to play a blind eye to those unlawful acts will undermine its quest in protective the wooded area and its biodiversity conservation sector of the rustic.
JPN-Liberia has vowed to proceed to engender projects that may foster Environmental Justice till problems of exploration in the Gola National Forest Park are different unlawful natural world conservation acts are addressed.
The environmental watch canine additionally believes that the conservation and correct utilization of the forestry sector will immensely give a contribution to the aid of Global Greenhouse fuel emissions to lend a hand stay the worldwide temperature at 1.5 stage Celsius and even beneath amidst the local weather disaster.
Liberia has an estimated 43% of the higher Guinea Forest and is the 3rd lungs of wooded area international and the Liberian President George Weah has stressed out the significance of his nation’s wooded area contribution to the aid of greenhouse fuel emissions whilst pledging that Liberia will offer protection to and preserve the wooded area on the fresh COP in Egypt.
President Weah often known as on robust international locations particularly Countries which are thought to be the best pollutant of greenhouse fuel emission, to take sensible steps via making an investment more cash in Countries that experience agreed to preserve their wooded area. This international name via President Weah is laudable JPN-Lib says.
In May of 2021, A Liberian-owned diamond mining corporate; Youssef Diamond Mining Company (YDMC) introduced the invention of what may become the most important diamond box in the arena.
Mr. Roger Youssef, a Geologist and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of YDMC, disclosed that following findings of huge kimberlitic dike deposits in the north-western phase of the rustic via the corporate, it’s secure to state that Liberia would possibly simply make use of the chance to generate large income technology amid the suffering economic system or loses out.