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Report: Kenya Losing Forests to Organized Crime

According to a new joint report issued by United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and Interpol, Kenya loses 70,000 hectares of forest each year to illegal logging. The report, released ahead of this weekend's observation of World Environment Day, also says weak Kenyan laws are largely to blame. While individuals cut down many trees to make charcoal, which provides energy for approximately 80 percent of urban and 35 percent of rural households, Christian Nellemann, the...

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