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Giving Nature a Voice: Up in Smoke, Charcoal Burning

Between 1990 and 2010, Burundi lost 40.5% of its forest cover, a result of illegal cutting of trees for charcoal production. Charcoal burning is big business in a country that depends almost entirely on this inexpensive fuel for cooking but the long-term consequences of Burundi’s deforestation will be dire: it is anticipated that by 2040 all of Burundi’s forest will be gone. A film by Aimée Nshimirimana.