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Charcoal business in Virunga area

Charcoal business in Virunga area

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Uploaded 18 Jun 2014 by Jarle Mjaasund
Year: 2014 Author: Riccardo Pravettoni, GRID Arendal
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The multitude of military groups operating in this region makes Virunga one of the most dangerous parks in the DRC. The charcoal trade is one of many lucrative illicit trades in the park, which also include timber extraction, gold mining, and marijuana cultivation.
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  • Environmental crime network
  • Illegal charcoal trade in eastern DR Congo
  • Illegal wildlife trafficking affects species population
  • Population growth in Sub-Saharan and Central Africa
  • Saiga antelope populations
  • Sub-Saharan Africa conflicts and the elephant range
  • The charcoal supply chain
  • The illegal charcoal trade controlled by Al Shabaab