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Deforestation in famed DRC reserve as refugees troop in

Acrid smoke swirls amid the buzzing of dozens of chainsaws under the majestic Nyiragongo Volcano, scenes of devastation in the heart of the lush natural treasure in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s eastern region. In less than two months, more than 200 hectares (500 acres) of forest have been razed in this corner of the Virunga National Park, where tens of thousands of Congolese have fled from clashes between rebels and the military. To survive, many have resorted to cutting down trees for firewood and charcoal, often paying levies to militia groups for access to Africa’s oldest national park, home to spectacular species of wildlife, including mountain gorillas.

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    • George Kariuki

      36 w

      We all have a role to play in protecting Virunga National Park and the endangered species that live there.

      • Rashid Kamau

        36 w

        The govt needs to implement laws and measures to halt deforestation.

        • Rotich Kim

          36 w

          This should be stop the government of congo should come up with policy to protect and preserve our forest as it bring about biodiversity and provide home for many birds and animals

          • Richard S

            36 w

            Nature BioDiversity Loss 🌐 All Liss

            • Lucinda Ramsay

              36 w

              Forests should not be a "free for all" people who are struggling must be supported and helped not left to fend for themselves and become a negative devalued problem that impacts on nature.

              • Sarah Chabane

                36 w

                That's very worrying :(

                • johnte ndeto

                  36 w

                  Cutting down of trees should be discouraged and controlled considering it posses threat to our ecosystem

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