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No more forests to burn

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No more forests to burn
Authors (non HEDON members)
Maria P Grech
Abstract
In Saint Lucia, as in many other parts of the Third World, there is a heavy and continued dependence on charcoal as a fuel source for domestic cooking. But, although most Saint Lucians are aware of the growing threat to their forested lands if this dependency continues, there has been no noticeable slackening off in the use of charcoal for domestic purposes. In an FAO report dated 1974 the forested area of Saint Lucia was given as 21%. Today it is estimated at less than 11%, a critically low level when one considers the vital importance of the forest as a water catchment area...
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Technologies
010 Stoves
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Forestry
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America North
Location: north american countries
Saint Lucia
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