Senegal: Illegal logging is threatening Casamance forest
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Deforestation is threatening Senegal due to illegal logging on the border with The Gambia. An investigation in June revealed that Chinese rosewood imports from Gambia, Senegal’s enclaved neighbor, were the second highest in the whole of West Africa, second only to Nigeria between 2010 and 2015. Yet the Gambia has nearly no forest cover. According to a local NGO, the general misuse of resources across the country is rampant.