12 June 2014
A forest inventory is to be conducted on Vanuatu's largest island, Santo.
Ten staff at the forestry department are this week receiving training to carry out the inventory.
The trainer is Bjoern Hecht from Germany's agency for International Cooperation; he is also a Pacific regional advisor on the UN's Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation programme.
Mr Hecht spoke with our correspondent Hilaire Bule who began by asking him if Vanuatu has managed its forests well since the last inventory in Santo was conducted, in 1991.
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