Sierra Leone resumes timber exports, worrying environmentalists

The government of Sierra Leone is resuming timber exports in an effort to counter falling revenue from mining.
But environment activists are concerned it could erase gains made over the last 10 years to regrow the country’s forests.
Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Idris reports from northern Sierra Leone.

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12 Responses

  1. Poverty and desire is destroying their lives
    They know once the trees are gone there will be no more money coming in and their lands will no longer produce food. The soil will be death.

    Why can they grow crops to eat.
    I understand that the money from their crops won’t be enough to buy tv, cell phone clothe or pay for education, But they would have food in their table. Clean air to breath , clean water to drink. A healthy land to grow old with and see their children thrive and grandchildren. All generations in healthy land. What are the *real essential* in life?

  2. There are many terrible things going on in the world. Hopefully, needed people and groups will obtain, create, use, and/or find what’s necessary to reduce and end world problems. World problems such as the destruction of natural life, slavery, climate change, wars, poverty, genocides of various types, and the many other world problems need to be put to a positive end.

  3. not cool not cool at all but what can the government-authorities do? death penalty for cutting trees without permission or what? never saw a tree bleeding strong pictures!

  4. Offcoarse china is the world’s anti christ the Chinese will whipe out all the resources of the world they worship the gold coin, doing the devil’s work china?

  5. 1:37 why export to China they planted a billion trees that they could use on their own in the desert. Sierra Leone should nationalize their own company for themselves and stop killing their own economy with China debt trap

  6. If you are looking for a way to plant trees you can switch from google to ecosia .Ecosia is a search engine that plants trees

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