In parts of West Africa, patches of forest have been preserved for long periods of time because of their cultural or religious significance. These "sacred forests" are believed to be inhabited and protected by gods, totem animals or ancestors. Local communities have their own rules prohibiting reckless harvesting of timber and game, which have protected the sacred forests over many generations.ByMichele Francis
Pernod Ricard South Africa has announced that Paul Scanlon has taken over the reins as managing director for South Africa and Namibia. Since graduating in Business and Economics from Trinity College in Dublin, Paul worked in various marketing roles in financial services across Europe including countries like Italy, Portugal and Ireland.