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São Tomé's primary forest, a treasure trove of biodiversity to be protected

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Off the west coast of Africa lies the former Portuguese colony of São Tomé. The island is home to one of the most pristine equatorial forests in the world, attracting researchers keen to study its flora and fauna. The island's population is steadily increasing, piling pressure on São Tomé's natural resources. But conservationists say there's still time to act to protect this biodiversity treasure trove. Our France 2 colleagues Marc de Chalvron, Marianne Getti and Sylvain Barral report, with Emerald Maxwell.

Added on the 14/02/2020 16:18:00 - Copyright : France 24 EN

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