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In Africa's Oldest Park, Seeking Solutions to a Destructive Charcoal Trade


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Virunga National Park, home to the worldâEUR(TM)s largest population of mountain gorillas, is plagued by deforestation linked to the production of charcoal for cooking fuel.



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Kathleen M (231)
Sunday September 17, 2017, 3:50 pm
S&N. Thx for sharing Cal!
 

Christine S (134)
Sunday September 17, 2017, 3:54 pm
It is so important to help the impoverished people who live in this area, by distributing improved cookstoves that are more fuel efficient. Many of these people do not have access to electricity, and must cook their meals using wood or charcoal fueled primitive stoves. To save the gorillas' habitat, we need to help the people- they need to feed their children, before they will be willing to help wildlife!
 

Sue H (7)
Sunday September 17, 2017, 4:44 pm
Grim but good to know that efforts are being made to reforest and to offer people alternatives.
 

ANA MARIJA R (200)
Sunday September 17, 2017, 9:36 pm
Well said Christine S
shared/noted
Thank you, Cal.
 

Angelflowers D (87)
Monday September 18, 2017, 4:12 am
One village resident, Fifi Antoinette — who now has electricity — did not wait for her free electric burner from the Virunga Alliance. “I bought my own,” she said, displaying her sleek store-bought, two-burner cooktop.
 

Animae C (517)
Monday September 18, 2017, 4:25 am
Thanx dear Cal
 

William C (0)
Tuesday September 19, 2017, 7:42 am
Thank you.
 

Barb SiteIssues V (201)
Tuesday September 19, 2017, 11:40 am
Signed & Noted, Thank you
 

Anne K (139)
Tuesday September 19, 2017, 5:22 pm
Thanks, Cal.
 

Janis K (132)
Tuesday September 19, 2017, 5:59 pm
Thanks for sharing.
 

Sylvie A (191)
Wednesday September 20, 2017, 4:26 am
Thank you for sharing.
 

Kathryn I (2)
Wednesday September 20, 2017, 5:59 am
Thank you for sharing this very interesting article--noted!
 

Angelflowers D (87)
Wednesday September 20, 2017, 8:23 am
Thank you Cal.
 

Ben O (189)
Wednesday September 20, 2017, 9:11 am
Solar energy...that's all I have to say!
 

Marija M (36)
Wednesday September 20, 2017, 9:38 am
Thank you very much Cal.
 

Angelica C (56)
Wednesday September 20, 2017, 9:53 am
Thank you for sharing Cal.
 

Ruth G (94)
Wednesday September 20, 2017, 9:57 am
Thanks for informative article Cal.This is where wealthy countries aid budget could contribute.Win win,Helps the people & helps save the forest too!
 

Joette B (0)
Wednesday September 20, 2017, 2:58 pm
trump and his grab the money and run before the boot SCAM sickens me
 

Donna T (0)
Wednesday September 20, 2017, 3:52 pm
thank you
 

Hartson Doak (39)
Wednesday September 20, 2017, 5:28 pm
Why not distribute solar ovens?
 

Winn Adams (177)
Thursday September 21, 2017, 6:52 am
:-(
 

Ed Site Issues V (195)
Thursday September 21, 2017, 8:19 am
Noted, Thanks
 

Peggy B (37)
Thursday September 21, 2017, 8:51 am
Signed
 

Lindsay K (6)
Thursday September 21, 2017, 1:34 pm
Noted. Thanks for sharing.
 

S J (130)
Friday September 22, 2017, 4:45 am
Meows Cal
 

Kathryn I (2)
Friday September 22, 2017, 6:42 am
Noted - Thanks!
 

José Rafael Cuerva Nunes (4)
Friday September 22, 2017, 8:12 am
Gracias por compartir.
 

Ian Crory (29)
Friday September 22, 2017, 1:12 pm
ty :)
 

Betty K (304)
Saturday September 23, 2017, 6:29 am
The world has become such a horrible place.
 

Margie FOURIE (152)
Saturday September 23, 2017, 10:33 pm
Humans will destroy this planet
 

SANDRA R (144)
Monday September 25, 2017, 5:42 am
Noted and shared. Thank you Cal.
 

Tom T (246)
Monday September 25, 2017, 11:03 am
Interesting ... Thanks for the Info
 

Tom T (246)
Monday September 25, 2017, 11:04 am
Surely Hope So !!
 

Monica R (27)
Wednesday September 27, 2017, 5:40 am
Noted, thank you
 

Marija M (36)
Thursday October 5, 2017, 6:21 am
Thanks for sharing Cal.
 

Dawn W (250)
Saturday October 21, 2017, 5:31 pm
💙💚💜Noted...Interesting topic .

💚💙💜Thank you...Cal.💙💜💚

💚😉💜ღ 💙Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ😺💜L💙ve, Hugs and Peace go with you all💜😺Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ღ💙😉💚
 
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