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Artikel Publication logo Februari 23, 2022

Video: Traditional Fish Smoking and Deforestation

Two people paddle on a boat in a river.

The traditional process leading to the production of smoked fish appears to accelerate deforestation...

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The excerpt below was translated from French. To watch the original video in full, visit EnviroNews. Our Rainforest Journalism Fund website is available in EnglishSpanishbahasa IndonesiaFrench, and Portuguese.

The traditional process of curing fish by smoking can be a great threat to forests. This flourishing cooking activity requires an increasing amount of wood to cure and preserve the fish. In the Congo Basin, in general, and in the Republic of Congo in particular, traditional fish smoking accelerates deforestation.