Forests under threat

DAKAR – Forests in Senegal’s lush Casamance region risk disappearing within two years because of illegal timber smuggling, one of the West African country’s foremost environmentalists said on Thursday. Casamance in southern Senegal contains the country’s last remaining forests, an area of 30,000 hectares (74,000 acres) that could be depleted by 2018 as smugglers feed […]

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