Burkina Faso turns to communities to protect its forests

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Tue, 17 Jun 2014 16:45 PM
Author: Sam Phelps
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Protecting forests in Burkina Faso, as in much of the Sahel, is a continuing challenge. Population growth, expansion of farms and grazing and cutting of wood for cooking and charcoal production have all led to loss of trees or the degradation of forests. But an effort to involve communities in forest protection aims to reverse that trend in places like Burkina Faso's Tiogo Forest. THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION/Sam Phelps

To find out more about Burkina Faso's efforts to protect its forests, read our full story here.