By Aamon Butao
Government through the Ministry of Forestry and Natural Resources has called on companies and other private sector players to invest in protection of forests.
Minister responsible Nancy Tembo said this in an interview with Timveni.
According to Tembo stakeholders in the private sector should protect the environment by adopting a forest.
"Companies will have the sole responsibility of ensuring the survival of forests they adopt." said Tembo.
Tembo said the ministry came up with invest in a forest initiative so that forests should be conserved and protected.
She however urged the general public and communities surrounding forests to protect the protected areas.