Logging: an alert from the islands of São Tomé and also Príncipe

Plantations International News The forests of Sao Tome and also Principe are being lost at an alarming price. Ricardo LimaBy Martin Dallimer, College of Leeds as well as Ricardo Faustino de Lima, Universidade de Lisboa.When going to the volcanic islands of São Tomé and even Príncipe off the coast of West Africa, one is instantly struck by how unusual these tropical islands are. The high, volcanic hills seem to be swathed in impenetrable, story-book forest. However, as ecologists know, first impressions can be deceiving.When São Tomé and Príncipe were discovered by Portuguese navigators in 1470 the land was entirely covered by [...]