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Gambia, the smallest country in Africa, is located on the western coast of Africa and extends inland along the Gambia river. Covering approximately seven thousand square miles, Gambia is roughly the size of Vermont. There are currently no large scale logging operations in Gambia. The country has lost nearly all of its large tracts of forest due to clearing for agriculture and fuel wood consumption. Rainfall in Gambia has dropped by 30 percent in the last 30 years, in part due to the removal of the forest canopy. [more]

Gambia Links:

  • Certification Information: Gambia - Progress of forestry certification in Gambia.
  • Underlying Causes of Deforestation and Forest Degradation: Gambia - 1998 report from Jato S. Sillah of the Department of Forestry in Banjul.
  • World Rainforest Movement: Gambia - Index of articles on Gambia's rainforests from the World Rainforest Movement bulletin.

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