We don't believe gorillas and forest people should be made homeless by the European construction and furniture industries. That's why we dumped three tonnes of tropical timber in front of France's Agricultural Ministry, crushing fake gorillas, to demand action against the flood of illegal timber from Africa's last ancient forests.
The African Forest of the Great Apes, a spectacular lowland rainforest of Central Africa, stretches across regions of Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Congo Brazzaville, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. It is second in size only to the Amazon rainforest and is the most species-rich place in Africa.
Africa has already lost two-thirds of its ancient forests in the last thirty years, industrial logging threatens most of what remains. In as little as five to ten years Africa's apes, the gorillas, chimpanzees and bonobos, will disappear with the last undisturbed forest areas.
Tag : France, Africa, Wildlife, Nature.