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“We depend on the forest”: Logging Worsens Climate Impacts For

Despite providing habitation and means of survival for indigenous people in host communities, deforestation in Southern Nigeria is gradually pushing several forest kinds of wood indigenes into extinction.  Micheal Otu (47) farms cassava and plantain in the indigenous community of Okonde Boki Local Government, in Nigeria’s southeastern Cross River state. Over 20 years, he has […]Read More

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Inside The Illegal Trading Of Forest Woods In Cross River

Travelling into the Cross River forest as a researcher – let alone a reporter- to investigate the increasing impact of deforestation in host communities is considered deadly; as illegal loggers possess harmful weapons and are ready to kill anyone who questions their operations. These loggers, majorly youths in the host communities, negotiate with foreign buyers […]Read More