Guinea’s mangrove forests are a vital sanctuary for a variety of endangered species, from the colobus monkey to the African manatee. But the habitats of these animals are being further threatened by illegal logging. Annika Hammerschlag reports from Dubreka, Guinea.
Loggers in Guinea have been authorised to resume work after a year-long government ban to slow felling in the biodiverse country where deforestation is widespread.
Tree felling will be restricted to local use and the export of timber remain banned, the council of ministers said in a statement issued Thursday night.
The Environment Ministry had banned both the cutting and transport of wood throughout the country on June 14, 2021.
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