Liberian Timber Wars Pit Poverty-Stricken Communities Against Secretive Big Loggers Given an Opening By the Government (allAfrica.com)

Equally important, more than half of Liberia’s population resides in rural, wooded areas, generally living in sustenance-based economies. For these people, the forests serve as watersheds and provide building supplies, medicine and shelter for game animals. So it has come as some surprise and concern that large parts of Liberia’s vast stretches of African mahogany, red…