Widespread logging threatens the Congo Basin's critical rainforest July 24, 2020

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The Democratic Republic of Congo is a massive country, with a land area the size of Alaska and Texas combined. It's also home to a large part of the Congo Basin rainforest, a habitat for countless species and a crucial absorber of atmospheric carbon dioxide. But illegal and uncontrolled logging represent major threats to this critical ecosystem. Special correspondent Monica Villamizar reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders



The Democratic Republic of Congo is a massive country, with a land area the size of Alaska and Texas combined. It's also home to a large part of the Congo Basin rainforest, a habitat for countless species and a crucial absorber of atmospheric carbon dioxide. But illegal and uncontrolled logging represent major threats to this critical ecosystem. Special correspondent Monica Villamizar reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders