Roads and deforestation explode in the Congo basin

June 27, 2019 - General

Logging roads are expanding dramatically in the Congo Basin, leading to catastrophic collapses in animal populations living in the world’s second-largest rainforest, according to research co-led by a scientist at James Cook University in Australia.

Road development for logging in the Congo Basin
[Credit: William Laurance]Just as worrying is that the rate of forest destruction caused by new roads in the Congo Basin has risen sharply…

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