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COTE D'IVOIRE: Illicit Timber Trade Exposes the North to Drought

Environment  (tags: ecosystems, environment, destruction, illegal timber trade, world, protection, humans, conservation, forests, climate, climate-change, politics, nature, green )

- 2249 days ago -
Environmental groups in Côte d'Ivoire say the illegal logging and sale of wood from the African gum tree is exposing the north of the country to the encroaching desert. The NGOs are calling on the authorities to take firmer action against the illicit timb

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Shelly Peterson (213)
Sunday February 26, 2012, 11:43 pm
If they let the scandel "blowover"..those desert sands will be REALLY BLOWING OVER WAY SOONER THAN LATER!

Past Member (0)
Monday February 27, 2012, 4:56 am
Thanks for posting.

Jose Ramon Fisher Rodriguez (13)
Monday February 27, 2012, 5:40 am
Having a civil war makes policing the environment more difficult.

pam w (139)
Monday February 27, 2012, 10:40 am
"bad gateway"

Carmen S (611)
Monday February 27, 2012, 11:32 am
thanks Cal

Kim Crumpler (26)
Monday February 27, 2012, 12:46 pm
thank you

Virginia Esquer (10)
Tuesday February 28, 2012, 1:11 am
thanks cal

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 28, 2012, 2:21 am
knowledge is not power its empowering lets be empowered to change
life has value beyond measure
Peace and Love

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Tuesday February 28, 2012, 8:10 am
Drought spells doom for more people and animals than any other natural disaster. Trees attract and retain moisture and without them we are doomed. Soil erosion and moisture loss can often never be reversed.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 28, 2012, 1:39 pm
Haven't we got enough deserts already?

KS Goh (0)
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 4:57 am
Thanks for the article.
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