Deforestation and Forest Criminals in Mindanao: Nature’s message being ignored #deforestation #philippines

Deforestation and logging in Mindanao  Photo courtesy of Francesco Verinesi

Deforestation and logging in Mindanao

  Photo courtesy of Francesco Verinesi

Forest Criminals in Mindanao

Story By : Isagani Zarate
Philippine Daily Inquirer

“Poems are made by fools like me, but only God can make a tree,” the poet Joyce Kilmer wrote.

Yet,   in Mindanao, not fools but environmental criminals continue to unmake and wreak havoc on one of nature’s gifts to humanity.

A week ago, while accompanying a client on a project inspection trip to the eastern part of Mindanao, I witnessed a scene that was not only scandalous but even gravely criminal…  read the article >>>> 

Deforestation and logging in Mindanao Photo courtesy of Francesco Verinesi

Deforestation and logging in Mindanao  Photo courtesy of Francesco Verinesi

The sight was truly sordid: while heavy equipment and construction workers are busy paving  and concreting the arterial roads in these parts of eastern Mindanao …  read the article >>>> 

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