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Central Africa / Rain Forest / Logging #414001

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 18, 1997
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(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(In eastern Cameroon: Gary Strieker) The efforts to save the rain forest in Central Africa featured; scenes shown of the area while its importance and the threat from commercial logging is outlined. [Worldwide Fund for Nature Steve GARTLAN, Center for Environment and Development Samuel NGUIFFO - say the rate of destruction by logging is increasing.] Warning from conservationists that aggressive logging will destroy the forests as has already been done in western Africa noted. [Isoroy Group Paul SMADJA - criticizes Asian loggers.] [Mukete Plantations Limited Abel MUKETE, Prince Ekale MUKETE - downplay the forest damage.]

(Studio: Hilary Bowker, Gary Strieker) Coming stories in Strieker's "Wild Planet" series previewed.

Bowker, Hilary;
Strieker, Gary;
Woodruff, Judy

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