Benin starts environmental police force

The west African state of Benin has started an environmental police force of twelve, to initiate and co-ordinate the activities of environment units at a national level.

The new force is described as ‘an intervention unit’, made necessary because environmental laws are not being enforced. But punitive measures will be a last resort, with the main focus on education and dissemination of environmental laws in local languages.

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