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French Guiana fights to save rainforest

Residents battle to protect their piece of Amazon from a controversial gold mining project.

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Millions of hectares of rainforest are lost each year, that is the equivalent of at least one football field every second.

And though the rate of deforestation is slowing, it still remains alarmingly high.

Locals of French Guiana decided to fight to protect their piece of Amazon from a controversial gold mining project.

Al Jazeera's Gabriel Elizondo reports from Saul in French Guiana.

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