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Ghana's battle against deforestation

Ghana has one of the highest rates of deforestation in Africa: the UN estimates around 2% of forest cover is lost every year. There have been nationwide and local efforts to try to reduce tree depletion and prevent the country's arid north from turning into desert.

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But as our reporter Katerina Vittozzi found out, a lack of funds has pulled the plug on many of these projects. Meanwhile, for some impoverished communities in those areas, chopping down trees is their only means of survival.

A programe prepared by Patrick Lovett and Laura Burloux

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