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Sao Tome and Principe: Deforestation of an Area of Unique Biodiversity

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Sao Tome and Principe, Development, Digital Activism, Economics & Business, Environment, Governance

“In the distance a bulldozer was¬†relentlessly doing its work while the whole landscape seemed to be mourning the destruction.” denounced [1] [pt] Jo√£o Pedro Pio, a biologist living in Sao Tome and Principe, after visiting a former forest known for its unique biodiversity. The area – mapped on his photopost [1] – has allegedly been sold by the government for palm oil agribusiness.