Sunday, July 22, 2012

Charcoal harvesting and Ivory Coast's rainforests

Electricity is a luxury in war torn Ivory Coast but for the poor charcoal is the cheaper alternative.

Now environmentalists are warning that one of West Africa's remaining rainforests is disappearing at an alarming rate because of increased industrial logging and people cutting down trees to make charcoal - the only fuel they can afford.

Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa reports from Guiglo

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