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Archive - China's Diminishing Forests
Stuart Franklin
Tourists sail through the air in cable cars over the last fragments of China's once-vast tropical forest. The last pieces in Xishuangbanna and northern Yunnan are now the treasured remains. Most of the forest was logged over the past 100 years until a new conservation regime was imposed about 10 years ago. China's ethnic minority Dai, Yao and Hani people were left with no landscape they recognized. Rubber and banana plantations replaced the tall Chinese meranti forests and much of the local culture was lost and destroyed, including the Buddhist sacred groves that protected so many trees. Today...

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