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Logging is growing in a Nigerian forest home to endangered elephants

Roaring chainsaws sent trees crashing to the ground, and bare-chested men hacked away at the branches beside a muddy road. Others heaved logs onto a truck, where they were tied in place with wire. The work was similar on the other side of the road, with a timber-laden truck coughing dark plumes of smoke as it pulled away. This was miles into the conservation zone of Omo Forest Reserve in southern Nigeria, a protected area where logging is prohibited because it’s home to threatened species like African elephants, pangolins and white-throated monkeys. But forest rangers, seeing the impunity, were hesitant to act.




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  • winnie nguru

    41 w

    The government should be mindful of the biodiversity in the forest and ban logging before its too late

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    • Jane Wangui

      41 w

      Just like how we would go crazy if our houses were burnt down or our farms we must protect the homes of this animals.

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      • walter lungayi

        41 w

        This is so heartbreaking, action should be done. The nature should be protected.

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        • johnte ndeto

          41 w

          Deforestation is a bad idea as it'll also affect the inhabitants apart from climate

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        • Kevin

          41 w

          This is a very sad situation,animal habitats need protection

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          • Hilda Wangui

            41 w

            This is very bad to destroy the animals habitat the government should look at this to stop it immediately

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            • Ann Nyambura

              41 w

              The consequences of illegal logging extend far beyond the immediate destruction of trees; they include loss of biodiversity, disruption of local communities, and contributing to climate change through carbon emissions.

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              • Videlis Eddie

                41 w

                This is sad the government of Nigeria should act on this immediately

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                • Richard Orengo

                  41 w

                  This is uncouth and absurd.The government should take this situation with a great concern.

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                  • George Kariuki

                    41 w

                    Disappointing. We need a multi-pronged approach that combines every stakeholder to put an end to this.

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                    • Jane Wangui

                      41 w

                      @george_kariuki am glad Kenya decided to atop logging.Otherwise we would be in hot soup.

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                    • Elizabeth Gathigia

                      41 w

                      This is very wrong to destroy animals habitats and it should be stopped!

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                      • Annett Michuki..

                        41 w

                        this is really bad

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                        • rosebellendiritu

                          41 w

                          Destroying animals habitats means you want to destroy the animals too,these animals needs to be protected.

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                          • Jane Wangui

                            41 w

                            @rosebellendiritu at one point all animals might go extinct.

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                          • CHRIS NGATIA

                            41 w

                            This is not good... This act should be condemned immediately... Where is the Nigerian government when this is going on..... All animals should have their habitats protected at all cost..!!!!

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