18 Sep 2015

Solomons Govt gets tough on illegal logging

8:45 am on 18 September 2015

Solomon Islands new Forestry Minister, Bartholomew Parapolo, says his ministry might use helicopters to fight illegal logging.

Logging operations in Solomon Islands

Logging operations in Solomon Islands Photo: Supplied

Mr Parapolo says the measure is part of the government's crackdown on illegal logging operations.

He says he is very concerned about the level of allegedly illegal logging but says at the moment there is no way of verifying reports of illegal activity.

Mr Parapolo says the government will work with the Forest Association to track down illegal operators.