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

“In the distance a bulldozer was relentlessly doing its work while the whole landscape seemed to be mourning the destruction.” denounced [pt] João 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 – has allegedly been sold by the government for palm oil agribusiness.

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