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Sign on the dotted line….

February 6, 2014

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Next week marks ten years of waiting by conservationists for an area of forest in Congo to be granted protective status. The verbal agreement made by the Congolese government on February 11th 2004 was to turn Ogooue-Leketi – a dense evergreen tropical rainforest- into a national park. The so-called promise was made after an iron […]

Mining by China Fuels Great Ape Trafficking from Guinea

November 7, 2012

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The extraction of Guinea’s large mineral wealth by China is being used as a smoke screen for the illegal trafficking of great apes from the continent say UN conservationists. As China continues to push its economic development, precious resources in some of the most remote corners of Guinea are being pumped out of the country […]