Video: Easter Island under threat
Deforestation threatening way of life for communities across Polynesian island.
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2009 19:27 GMT

Every year, thousands of tourists flock to Easter Island to see its famous monumental sculptures.

But what was once a vital source of income for the tiny Polynesian island is now threatening its very existence.

As outsiders drain its resources, Easter Island has become a living example of what can happen to a human civilisation when deforestation gets out of control.

Lucia Newman has this report from Easter Island.

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