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Gambia: Focus On Logging


Environment  (tags: trees, protection, habitat, government, globalwarming, forests, endangered, destruction )

Jill
- 720 days ago - allafrica.com
We have constantly been harping on the severity of deforestation in the country, and always advocate for the concerned authorities to put the situation under check. However, it appears that people are not heeding to the call of the environmentalists.



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Teresa W. (708)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 6:04 am
sadly noted
 

Donna Hamilton (152)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 7:40 am
Sadly noted. Thanks, Jill.
 

Pat A. (116)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 7:54 am
"Our concern is that The Gambia lies in the Sahelian belt, yet it is not unusual for trucks to be seen carrying a great quantity of logs along our streets and highways."

I remember when at school decades ago seeing an interview with African people living in an area of now desert - the interview was with an old man who could remember when his family moved there when he was a child and he said that the area was jungle which they cut down to make their farms - and they carried on cutting down trees and cutting down trees till there were no more. I thought then that surely we realised that cutting down all the trees was bad as every time that it rained on this now desert the water just ran off the ground and none stayed to feed the crops or help the villagers.

You'd really have thought we would have learned by now!
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 8:13 am
Noted.
 

Ruth S. (298)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 12:59 pm
Noted with sadness.
 

Mary T. (185)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 2:43 pm
Thanks Jill, Noted with sadness.
 

Evelyn B. (79)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 4:54 pm
Noted Tks. Jill.... This is just awful and so sad....
 

Kim O. (398)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 2:42 pm
Sadly noted too. Governments don't care about anything but the almighty buck. As far as they're concerned, activists and environmentalists are tree hugging, stupid dirty hippies. If they have their way, we'll all be living in a pretty desolate place. Thanks Jill
 

Henriette Matthijssen (148)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 3:08 pm
Not all humans are ethical, sometime greed sets in with some, sad to say!Thanks Jill.
 

Debra B. (24)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 8:22 pm
Thanks
 

magdika-cecilia Perez (131)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 11:54 pm
thanks
 

. (0)
Monday January 7, 2013, 10:18 am
I saw a greater level of poverty in the Gambia than I have seen anywhere - the sight of children picking over the rotting waste of shellfish disgarded by the tourist industry is a sight I will never forget. Having said that the very last that this very beautiful country needs is exploitation of its' natural resources in whatever form they present themselves.
 

Muriel Servaege (48)
Monday January 7, 2013, 12:28 pm
Sadly noted.
 

Mariette G. (152)
Monday January 7, 2013, 1:57 pm
Very sad indeed! Thanks for sharing Jill.
 

Winn Adams (205)
Monday January 7, 2013, 3:19 pm
Noted with sadness.
 

Natalie V. (27)
Monday January 7, 2013, 3:30 pm
noted
 

Nimue Pendragon (275)
Monday January 7, 2013, 7:03 pm
Noted.
 

Frans Badenhorst (560)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 3:29 am
sadly noted..thanks for posting Jill..... makes my blood boil, they keep on doing it because they get away with it, as with anything stupid and illegal, I say snipe them&*(^%%&^$%$fkrs!, I volunteer
 

Engele van Zyl (38)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 12:45 am
noted and shared
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Friday January 11, 2013, 7:50 am
Thanks
 
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