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DRC Deforestation Escalates Despite Resource Shortages, Protests, Rape, Homicide


Environment  (tags: deforestation, DRC< AFrica, social problems, destruction, ecosystems, protection, humans, healthconditions, conservation, environment, world, wildlife, water, trees, forests, habitatdestruction, habitat, politics, pollution )

Cal
- 52 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Human communities moving into in formerly forested areas pose major problems to wildlife, as their habitat is destroyed to clear land for agriculture and people bring with them a taste for bushmeat.



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Comments

AniMae Chi (402)
Friday July 11, 2014, 4:26 am
Not surprised to learn China's contributing to the problem.

T.Y. Cal
 

Sandra Penna (74)
Friday July 11, 2014, 4:53 am
terrible.
 

Elizabeth Nipper (70)
Friday July 11, 2014, 7:34 am
More destruction.
 

pam w. (191)
Friday July 11, 2014, 9:26 am
And, of course, it's home to so many endangered animals.
 

Kathryn M. (25)
Friday July 11, 2014, 9:37 am
Sickening!
 

John S. (301)
Friday July 11, 2014, 9:57 am
Noted.
 

anne r. (23)
Friday July 11, 2014, 10:17 am
This needs to stop immediately, invasive deforestation hurts the area, animals and people more than they know. NOted, shared, signed
 

Melania Padilla (178)
Friday July 11, 2014, 12:57 pm
When is this going to stop in the DRC? So many years of this, so sad :(
 

gabriele jefferson (147)
Friday July 11, 2014, 1:32 pm
noted, shared on fb, twitter, g+. thx.
 

Micheael Kirkbym (85)
Friday July 11, 2014, 2:29 pm
Noted & posted
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Friday July 11, 2014, 4:06 pm
Terrible how this planet is being destroy by man.
 

Rosa Caldwell (296)
Friday July 11, 2014, 4:43 pm
Thanks for the sad information.
 

Betty Kelly (2)
Friday July 11, 2014, 6:23 pm
This is bad news. There are too many cruel, greedy humans.
 

Rhonda Broes (90)
Friday July 11, 2014, 7:34 pm
When will it ever end? Another sad story noted. Thks, Cal.
 

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Saturday July 12, 2014, 2:40 am
Sadly noted. Thanks.
 

Aaron Bouchard (127)
Saturday July 12, 2014, 3:09 am
Noted thanks
 

Katherine May Williams (0)
Saturday July 12, 2014, 11:30 am
Noted.
 

Franck R. (51)
Sunday July 13, 2014, 5:23 am
Noted
 

Natasha Salgado (519)
Monday July 14, 2014, 8:00 am
Awful
 

Bernard Cronyn (31)
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 2:37 am
Whilst we have males of the DRC who still look on their women as brood mares destined to produce a baby a year and AID organisations that refuse to make contraception a perquisite for their short-sighted AID campaigns the resultant exploding populations will take over and destroy more and more natural habitat increasing conflict and competition between people and wild life.

Whilst countries without any scruples regarding the environment such as China, SE Asia, Japan, and Arab States are permitted to invest in, exploit and import timber from places like the DRC and whilst end consumers in the USA and Europe and the Antipodes buy wood products without giving a thought for the source, the laws of supply and demand will prevail until there is no tropical hard-wood left.
 
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