Greek austerity cuts take heavy toll on trees

Rural citizens, who can no longer afford heating oil, head to the woods for less expensive fuel source.

    The forest service at Greece's Mount Olympus says illegal logging convictions have tripled over the last year.

    It comes as austerity cuts mean some people cannot afford basics like heating oil. They have instead been heading for the woods, cutting down trees for fuel.

    Al Jazeera's John Psaropoulos reports from northern Greece.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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