Fighting for their forests

Courageous communities take on the clear-cutters in South Sudan’s pristine woods

Ignoring regulations designed to protect Lela-Bul, wildcatting loggers are swarming over from Uganda to clear-cut one of Africa’s last greatest stands of first-growth forest.

As environmental journalist Hannington A. Ochan reports, this onslaught is finally inciting resistance. The communities that have lived from and with the forests for generations are organizing themselves to fight for them.

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