Critical time for African rainforests.

  title={Critical time for African rainforests.},
  author={Robert M. Koenig},
  volume={320 5882},
CONGO (DRC)—From a workshop behind her house, botanist Terese Hart can glimpse log-filled barges churning down the Congo River toward a nearby sawmill. Such traffic had come to a virtual standstill during the nation’s civil conflicts, but now, she says, the “lights are blazing at night” as massive logs from the forests of Bandundu and Équateur provinces are fed, around the clock, into the jaws of giant saws. At nearly 2 million square kilometers, the Congo River Basin’s dense tropical… CONTINUE READING