Pulping the future

Posted: 16 September 2009 in South Africa

A new video from Geasphere in South Africa.

Monoculture timber plantations have taking over the escarpment regions in South Africa, where grasslands are rapidly disappearing. Produced by Philip Owen from Geasphere and filmed by Deidre May, various environmental activists including Philip contest the timber plantation model due to the adverse impacts on the water supply, biodiversity of plant and animal life and livelihoods of rural people. Alternative land use models are also discussed.


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