Abidjan authorities build a wall to protect forest
01 June 2022 | 5:44 am
Concerned about illegal logging and pollution in the Ivorian commercial capital Abidjan's Banco National Park, authorities are erecting a concrete perimeter wall they hope will preserve its distinctive ecosystem.
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