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Environmental, Campaign & Website News > Small town rises up against deforestation in Pakistan

Small town rises up against deforestation in Pakistan

Date : 2nd January 2012, Source : Mongabay



The town of Ayun, home to 16,000 people in the Chitral district of Pakistan, has been rocked by large-scale protests and mass arrests over the issue of corruption and deforestation in recent days. Villagers are protesting forest destruction in the Kalasha Valleys, the home of the indigenous Kalash people.

http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0102-hance_pakistan_protests.html





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