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What's causing deforestation in Africa and how to stop it | DW News

The Democratic Republic of Congo is home to the world’s second largest rainforest. But this rainforest is in danger. Every year, DRC loses half a million hectares of its forest. That’s partly because people are cutting down trees to produce charcoal. But there could be a solution to the massive deforestation.
In Tanzania, the extensive deforestation of one island has been turned around. Located in Tanzania’s Zanzibar Archipelago, the tiny island of Kokota measures only one square kilometer and is home to several hundred people.

Two decades ago, its trees all but disappeared. But Kokota’s forests have now come back from the brink.

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