Today 16th January 2022 I monitored Matiri forest and found out that there was an illegal timber cutting evidenced by the logs of trees cut. Still there were big trunks of trees believed to have been cut using a hand saw and laid on the bed for lumbering. There were also timber exhibits(amakoko) a thing that shows timber was cut and taken. The work is rampant where a large area has been cut down so need by government through National forestry Authority is required to cub encroaching the forest in such a way. In conclusion therefore I recommend that a joined effort will help save the environment, when also the population is educated about the importance of protecting environment.