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Deforestation 'faster in Africa'

Date : 26th May 2009, Source : BBC Link to News Story



Africa's forests are disappearing faster than those in other parts of the world because of a lack of land ownership, a report says. Less than 2% of Africa's forests are under community control, compared to a third in Latin America and Asia, say the Rights and Resources Initiative. The deforestation rate in Africa is four times the world's average. At the current rate, it will take Congo Basin countries 260 years to reach the level of reform achieved in the Amazon.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/8066871.stm





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