12 Dec '11, 7pm

A new study (via @mongabay) finds that people in the Ivory Coast benefit directly from forests:

A new study (via @mongabay) finds that people in the Ivory Coast benefit directly from forests:

Environmental campaign blocks palm oil project in Cote d' Ivoire wetland (04/25/2009) Environmentalists have thwarted plans to establish an oil palm plantation in the Tanoe forest wetlands of southern Cote d' Ivoire (Ivory Coast), reports AFP. Chimpanzee population plummets 90 percent in supposedly strong region (05/06/2009) Chimp populations continue to decline in Africa. A new survey of our closest relatives in the Cote D’Ivoire found that the population fell from an estimated 8,000 to 12,000 individuals to a paltry 800 to 1,200, a decline that took place in less than twenty years. Goodbye to West Africa's Rainforests (01/22/2006) West Africa's once verdant and extensive rainforests are now a historical footnote. Gone to build ships and furniture, feed hungry mouths, and supply minerals and gems to the West, the band of tropical forests that once extended from Guinea to ...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/1211-hance_tcs_ehytanoe.html

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