Video: Mozambique forests vanishing

Rising demand for charcoal in Mozambique threatens forests as more trees are felled.



    Bags of charcoal stacked along roadsides across Mozambique are a common sight.

    Charcoal is popular because it is cheap, easy to transport and burns longer than wood.

    And charcoal-making is a thriving industry that supports many poor families across the country.

    But the growing demand for it is damaging forests, as Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa reports from the village of Chokwe.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    We dialled more than 35,000 random phone numbers to paint an accurate picture of displacement across South Sudan.

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.

    Pakistan's tribal areas: 'Neither faith nor union found'

    Pakistan's tribal areas: 'Neither faith nor union found'

    Residents of long-neglected northwestern tribal belt say incorporation into Pakistan has left them in a vacuum.