In March 2016 the Federal Ministry of the Environment issued Cross River State a stop work order pending approval of an environmental impact...[details]
Gorillas can only live in rain forest. Wherever the rain forest has been destroyed, the gorillas have disappeared.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF THE DESTRUCTION OF THE RAIN FOREST?
As human populations grow in numbers, they require ever more space for agriculture. A lot of forest is lost in this way, particularly in densely populated regions. However, the economic exploitation of resources also destroys forest. Although logging companies are usually interested in only a few trees, the roads they construct while extracting the timber make remote forests accessible for settlers. Forest is also lost during the mining of minerals. In addition, ever larger areas are clear-felled for the cultivation of plants that play a major role in the global economy, such as oil palms.
Tropical deforestation is well known to have serious negative consequences for biodiversity, terrestrial carbon sinks and the balance of atmospheric...[details]
In 2008, a cry for help came from the Mount Tshiaberimu area due to a rush of people cutting wood and producing charcoal. The profitability of this...[details]
The oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) has its origin in West Africa. Palm oil is a common cooking ingredient in equatorial Africa, Southeast Asia and parts...[details]
Hunting often devastates populations of large mammals, and this may have impact on other animal and plant communities. In two recent studies (Effiom...[details]
The Bambidie Gorilla Project (BGP), founded in 2008, aims to preserve a population of western lowland gorillas, between the villages of...
The population of the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo depends on charcoal for cooking. To obtain it, they cut large areas of forest, even in...[details]
Republic of Congo: in March 2009 I made a tour of the various markets in Ouesso, and for the first time realized the real ubiquity of bushmeat in that...[details]
The Cross River gorilla is the most endangered of all great ape taxa, and its rare and increasingly fragmented populations continue to be threatened...[details]