Deaths of Forest Rangers in the Philippines

in Environmental Threats

20 Forest Rangers in the Philippines have been killed between from 2010 when a ban on logging was enacted and October 2012, according to the Philippine Government.

Over the past century, the country has lost over half of its forests, with 7.6 million hectares of forests remaining.

The Forest Rangers earn $260 (11,000 Philippine Pesos) a month.

Source:  Cecil Morella, “Rangers losing battle in Philippine forests,” Inquirer, October 2, 2012.

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