African biodiversity under threat

This article by Deutsche Welle speaks on the threat to African biodiversity:

African biodiversity is under threat from logging, industrialisation and the planting of cash crops.  (Image credit)

African biodiversity is under threat from logging, industrialisation and the planting of cash crops.
(Image credit)

A group of researchers from 20 African, American and European universities, who met recently in the Cameroonian capital Yaounde, said such hydroelectric dam projects, along with industrialization and the plantation of cash crops, have turned into a real threat to the environment.

It is the vast natural expanses of forest that suffer.
Sub-Saharan countries are losing forest faster than anyhwere else on earth, the researchers said. Trees are being cut down to build houses, to make ways for huge hydroelectric dams and to meet the demand for timber from China, Europe and the US.

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