Nigeria: ‘Nigeria Lost 37.5 Percent Forest Reserve in 15 Years ‘

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Le Nigeria a perdu plus dÂ’un tiers de ses forets en 15 ans

Foret de mangroves dans le delta du Niger près de Port Harourt – Nigeria © AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Federal Government said yesterday that more than 37 percent of the country’s forest reserves were lost between 1990 and 2005 as a result of illegal and uncontrolled logging, incessant bush burning, fuel wood gathering and clearing of forests for other land uses.

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