DRC: Vulnerable forests

Kim Gjerstad in Congo posts on the vulnerability of the DRC's forests…”One unnoticed natural resource is the forest. An area the size of France is harvestable, and within it, some of the most luxurious woods in the trade are found. It is both a great economical opportunity but also a potential environmental disaster. Keep in mind, the DR Congo has the biggest chunk of the world’s second largest lung, after the Amazon.”

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