In Nigeria's disappearing forests, loggers outnumber trees | Pics
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As forests are disappearing in Nigeria, loggers are outnumbering trees.
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The stumps dotting the swampy forest were a reminder of trees that once stood tall but are fast disappearing to illegal logging in Ondo state, southwest Nigeria.
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From 2001 to 2021, Nigeria lost 1.14 million hectares of tree cover.
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This is equivalent to a 11% decrease in tree cover since 2000 and equal to 587 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions.
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"We could cut down over 15 trees in one location, but now if we manage to see two trees, it will look like a blessing to us," a local said.
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A man pulls his logs through the river in Ipare.