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Tackling Deforestation in Liberia

Liberia's forest is under serious threat. There are massive legal and illegal logging activities everywhere in the forest.

Chainsawing is at its highest level. Protected forest areas are being invaded on the quest for mineral resources, firewood, and human settlement.

Traditional sacred trees are unmercifully cut while secret forests conserved for many years are depleting at an unbelievable rate. The precious forests are dreadfully being cut down every single day.

Mounting scientific evidence and much prodding from environmental justice advocates point to rapid deforestation of Liberia's forests. There is loss of biodiversity, depletion of forest resources and changes in the weather pattern.

Terry Sunderland/CIFOR

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