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In Nigeria's disappearing forests, loggers outnumber trees 
From 2001 to 2021, Nigeria lost 1.14 million hectares of tree cover, equivalent to a 11% decrease in tree cover since 2000 and equal to 587 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions, according to Global Forest Watch, a platform that provides data and monitors forests. 
NIGERIA-ENVIRONMENT/TREES
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October 14, 2021 
Logger, Egbontoluwa Marigi, 61, paddles his logs out of the flooded forest floor onto the river in Ipare,... 
IPARE, Nigeria 
The Wider Image: In Nigeria's disappearing forests, loggers outnumber trees 
Logger, Egbontoluwa Marigi, 61, paddles his logs out of the flooded forest floor onto the river in Ipare, Ondo State, Nigeria, October 14, 2021. Picture taken October 14, 2021. "During the time of our forefathers, we had big trees but sadly what we have now are just small trees and we don't even allow them to mature before we cut them," Marigi said. Photo taken with a drone. REUTERS/Nyancho NwaNri SEARCH "NWANRI NIGERIA LOGGERS " FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY 
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October 13, 2021 
Hunters carry monkeys they have just killed in the forest in Ipare, Ondo State, Nigeria, October 13,... 
IPARE, Nigeria 
The Wider Image: In Nigeria's disappearing forests, loggers outnumber trees 
Hunters carry monkeys they have just killed in the forest in Ipare, Ondo State, Nigeria, October 13, 2021. Picture taken October 13, 2021. REUTERS/Nyancho NwaNri SEARCH "NWANRI NIGERIA LOGGERS " FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
NIGERIA-ENVIRONMENT/TREES
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October 11, 2021 
Logger, Komiyo Ikuejamoye, talks with some locals as he pulls his logs through the river in Ipare, Ondo... 
IPARE, Nigeria 
The Wider Image: In Nigeria's disappearing forests, loggers outnumber trees 
Logger, Komiyo Ikuejamoye, talks with some locals as he pulls his logs through the river in Ipare, Ondo State, Nigeria, October 11, 2021. Picture taken October 11, 2021. REUTERS/Nyancho NwaNri SEARCH "NWANRI NIGERIA LOGGERS " FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
NIGERIA-ENVIRONMENT/TREES
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May 17, 2021 
Logger, Egbontoluwa Marigi, 61, poses for a portrait during a smoke break, in the forest in Ipare, Ondo... 
IPARE, Nigeria 
The Wider Image: In Nigeria's disappearing forests, loggers outnumber trees 
Logger, Egbontoluwa Marigi, 61, poses for a portrait during a smoke break, in the forest in Ipare, Ondo State, Nigeria, May 17, 2021. Picture taken May 17, 2021. "During the time of our forefathers, we had big trees but sadly what we have now are just small trees and we don't even allow them to mature before we cut them," Marigi said. REUTERS/Nyancho NwaNri SEARCH "NWANRI NIGERIA LOGGERS " FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
NIGERIA-ENVIRONMENT/TREES
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December 01, 2021 
Loggers sit in a hut built on top of floating rafts of logs, which are being transported from Ondo State... 
Lagos, Nigeria 
The Wider Image: In Nigeria's disappearing forests, loggers outnumber trees 
Loggers sit in a hut built on top of floating rafts of logs, which are being transported from Ondo State to Lagos State, Nigeria, December 1, 2021. Picture taken December 1, 2021. REUTERS/Nyancho NwaNri SEARCH "NWANRI NIGERIA LOGGERS " FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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March 22, 2021 
Logger, Komiyo Ikuejamoye, fells a tree with a chainsaw in Ipare, Ondo State, Nigeria, March 22, 2021.... 
IPARE, Nigeria 
The Wider Image: In Nigeria's disappearing forests, loggers outnumber trees 
Logger, Komiyo Ikuejamoye, fells a tree with a chainsaw in Ipare, Ondo State, Nigeria, March 22, 2021. Picture taken March 22, 2021. REUTERS/Nyancho NwaNri SEARCH "NWANRI NIGERIA LOGGERS " FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY 
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November 09, 2021 
Elewuro, the captain of the tug boat, controls the collection of rafts attached to his boat, in Ipare,... 
IPARE, Nigeria 
The Wider Image: In Nigeria's disappearing forests, loggers outnumber trees 
Elewuro, the captain of the tug boat, controls the collection of rafts attached to his boat, in Ipare, Ondo State, Nigeria, November 9, 2021. Picture taken November 9, 2021. After hammering their logs into rafts, various loggers come together and rent a tug boat, which is used to transport all of their logs through water channels from Ondo State to Lagos State. REUTERS/Nyancho NwaNri SEARCH "NWANRI NIGERIA LOGGERS " FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
NIGERIA-ENVIRONMENT/TREES
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November 09, 2021 
A tug boat pulls a line of log rafts in Ipare, Ondo State, Nigeria, November 9, 2021. Picture taken November... 
IPARE, Nigeria 
The Wider Image: In Nigeria's disappearing forests, loggers outnumber trees 
A tug boat pulls a line of log rafts in Ipare, Ondo State, Nigeria, November 9, 2021. Picture taken November 9, 2021. Photo taken with a drone. REUTERS/Nyancho NwaNri SEARCH "NWANRI NIGERIA LOGGERS " FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY 
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January 13, 2022 
A worker operates an industrial saw at the Ebute Metta sawmill in Lagos State, Nigeria, January 13, 2022.... 
Lagos, Nigeria 
The Wider Image: In Nigeria's disappearing forests, loggers outnumber trees 
A worker operates an industrial saw at the Ebute Metta sawmill in Lagos State, Nigeria, January 13, 2022. Picture taken January 13, 2022. REUTERS/Nyancho NwaNri SEARCH "NWANRI NIGERIA LOGGERS " FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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January 13, 2022 
Sawmill workers roll a log out of the Lagos lagoon at the Ebute Metta sawmill in Lagos, Nigeria, January... 
Lagos, Nigeria 
The Wider Image: In Nigeria's disappearing forests, loggers outnumber trees 
Sawmill workers roll a log out of the Lagos lagoon at the Ebute Metta sawmill in Lagos, Nigeria, January 13, 2022. Picture taken January 13, 2022. REUTERS/Nyancho NwaNri SEARCH "NWANRI NIGERIA LOGGERS " FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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May 18, 2021 
Logger, Egbontoluwa Marigi, 61, fishes with his friend in Ipare, Ondo State, Nigeria, May 18, 2021. Picture... 
IPARE, Nigeria 
The Wider Image: In Nigeria's disappearing forests, loggers outnumber trees 
Logger, Egbontoluwa Marigi, 61, fishes with his friend in Ipare, Ondo State, Nigeria, May 18, 2021. Picture taken May 18, 2021. The rapid rate of deforestation has led to a reduction on the income of loggers, who now have to practice other trades to boost their means of livelihood. REUTERS/Nyancho NwaNri SEARCH "NWANRI NIGERIA LOGGERS " FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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January 24, 2022 
Logger, Egbontoluwa Marigi, 61, poses for a photograph, holding his axe while felling trees, in the forest... 
IPARE, Nigeria 
The Wider Image: In Nigeria's disappearing forests, loggers outnumber trees 
Logger, Egbontoluwa Marigi, 61, poses for a photograph, holding his axe while felling trees, in the forest in Ipare, Ondo State, Nigeria, January 24, 2022. Picture taken January 24, 2022. "During the time of our forefathers, we had big trees but sadly what we have now are just small trees and we don't even allow them to mature before we cut them," Marigi said. REUTERS/Nyancho NwaNri SEARCH "NWANRI NIGERIA LOGGERS " FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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May 17, 2021 
Logger, Kayode Ikuejamoye, takes a break from felling trees in the forest in Ipare, Ondo State, Nigeria,... 
IPARE, Nigeria 
The Wider Image: In Nigeria's disappearing forests, loggers outnumber trees 
Logger, Kayode Ikuejamoye, takes a break from felling trees in the forest in Ipare, Ondo State, Nigeria, May 17, 2021. Picture taken May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Nyancho NwaNri SEARCH "NWANRI NIGERIA LOGGERS " FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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March 22, 2021 
Logger, Komiyo Ikuejamoye, drinks water from a tree branch in the forest in Ipare, Ondo State, Nigeria,... 
IPARE, Nigeria 
The Wider Image: In Nigeria's disappearing forests, loggers outnumber trees 
Logger, Komiyo Ikuejamoye, drinks water from a tree branch in the forest in Ipare, Ondo State, Nigeria, March 22, 2021. Picture taken March 22, 2021. REUTERS/Nyancho NwaNri SEARCH "NWANRI NIGERIA LOGGERS " FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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October 11, 2021 
Logger, Komiyo Ikuejamoye, takes rest from moving logs from the forest floor to the river in preparation... 
IPARE, Nigeria 
The Wider Image: In Nigeria's disappearing forests, loggers outnumber trees 
Logger, Komiyo Ikuejamoye, takes rest from moving logs from the forest floor to the river in preparation of being transported from Ondo State, to Lagos State, in Ipare, Ondo State, Nigeria, October 11, 2021. Picture taken October 11, 2021. REUTERS/Nyancho NwaNri SEARCH "NWANRI NIGERIA LOGGERS " FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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October 12, 2021 
Logger, Komiyo Ikuejamoye, cuts a felled tree as Bayo watches, in the forest in Ipare, Ondo State, Nigeria,... 
IPARE, Nigeria 
The Wider Image: In Nigeria's disappearing forests, loggers outnumber trees 
Logger, Komiyo Ikuejamoye, cuts a felled tree as Bayo watches, in the forest in Ipare, Ondo State, Nigeria, October 12, 2021. Picture taken October 12, 2021. REUTERS/Nyancho NwaNri SEARCH "NWANRI NIGERIA LOGGERS " FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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October 14, 2021 
Logger, Egbontoluwa Marigi, 61, pulls a log through the flooded forest floor in Ipare, Ondo State, Nigeria,... 
IPARE, Nigeria 
The Wider Image: In Nigeria's disappearing forests, loggers outnumber trees 
Logger, Egbontoluwa Marigi, 61, pulls a log through the flooded forest floor in Ipare, Ondo State, Nigeria, October 14, 2021. Picture taken October 14, 2021. "During the time of our forefathers, we had big trees but sadly what we have now are just small trees and we don't even allow them to mature before we cut them," Marigi said. REUTERS/Nyancho NwaNri SEARCH "NWANRI NIGERIA LOGGERS " FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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October 13, 2021 
An aerial view of Ipare town on market day, Ipare, Ondo State, Nigeria, October 13, 2021. Picture taken... 
IPARE, Nigeria 
The Wider Image: In Nigeria's disappearing forests, loggers outnumber trees 
An aerial view of Ipare town on market day, Ipare, Ondo State, Nigeria, October 13, 2021. Picture taken October 13, 2021. Photo taken with a drone. REUTERS/Nyancho NwaNri SEARCH "NWANRI NIGERIA LOGGERS " FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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October 11, 2021 
Logger, Komiyo Ikuejamoye, arranges logs on the river in Ipare, Ondo State, Nigeria, October 11, 2021.... 
IPARE, Nigeria 
The Wider Image: In Nigeria's disappearing forests, loggers outnumber trees 
Logger, Komiyo Ikuejamoye, arranges logs on the river in Ipare, Ondo State, Nigeria, October 11, 2021. Picture taken October 11, 2021. After felling the trees and cross-cutting them, the loggers pull the logs out of the flooded forest floor onto the river, where they will eventually be hammered into rafts, ready for transportation to Lagos state. REUTERS/Nyancho NwaNri SEARCH "NWANRI NIGERIA LOGGERS " FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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November 09, 2021 
Sunday poses for a photograph, while the captain of the tug boat, Elewuro, is seen through the window,... 
IPARE, Nigeria 
The Wider Image: In Nigeria's disappearing forests, loggers outnumber trees 
Sunday poses for a photograph, while the captain of the tug boat, Elewuro, is seen through the window, as they set out on their journey to Lagos from Ipare, Ondo State, Nigeria, November 9, 2021. Picture taken November 9, 2021. After hammering their logs into rafts, various loggers come together and rent a tug boat, which is used to transport all of their logs through water channels from Ondo State to Lagos State. REUTERS/Nyancho NwaNri SEARCH "NWANRI NIGERIA LOGGERS " FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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December 01, 2021 
A tug boat pulls a line of log rafts in Lagos, Nigeria, December 1, 2021. Picture taken December 1, 2021.... 
Lagos, Nigeria 
The Wider Image: In Nigeria's disappearing forests, loggers outnumber trees 
A tug boat pulls a line of log rafts in Lagos, Nigeria, December 1, 2021. Picture taken December 1, 2021. After setting off Ipare, the tug stops at various locations to pick up more loggers whose rafts are attached to the others'. A single tug boat can sometimes carry up to a thousand rafts, each containing approximately 30 logs. Photo taken with a drone. REUTERS/Nyancho NwaNri SEARCH "NWANRI NIGERIA LOGGERS " FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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December 09, 2021 
Rafts made of logs transported from Ondo state and other parts of the country are seen gathered in the... 
Lagos, Nigeria 
The Wider Image: In Nigeria's disappearing forests, loggers outnumber trees 
Rafts made of logs transported from Ondo state and other parts of the country are seen gathered in the Lagos lagoon, near the Ebute Metta sawmill in Lagos, Nigeria, December 9, 2021. Picture taken December 9, 2021. Photo taken with a drone. REUTERS/Nyancho NwaNri SEARCH "NWANRI NIGERIA LOGGERS " FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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December 01, 2021 
Logger, Egbontoluwa Marigi, 61, smokes a cigarette in the hut on top his raft of logs, in transit from... 
Lagos, Nigeria 
The Wider Image: In Nigeria's disappearing forests, loggers outnumber trees 
Logger, Egbontoluwa Marigi, 61, smokes a cigarette in the hut on top his raft of logs, in transit from Ondo State to Lagos State, Nigeria, December 1, 2021. Picture taken December 1, 2021. "During the time of our forefathers, we had big trees but sadly what we have now are just small trees and we don't even allow them to mature before we cut them," Marigi said. REUTERS/Nyancho NwaNri SEARCH "NWANRI NIGERIA LOGGERS " FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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November 30, 2021 
Logger Egbontoluwa Marigi, 61, reads the Bible with the help of torchlight, in his makeshift hut built... 
Lagos, Nigeria 
The Wider Image: In Nigeria's disappearing forests, loggers outnumber trees 
Logger Egbontoluwa Marigi, 61, reads the Bible with the help of torchlight, in his makeshift hut built on a raft of logs being transported to Lagos state, Nigeria, November 30, 2021. Picture taken November 30, 2021. "During the time of our forefathers, we had big trees but sadly what we have now are just small trees and we don't even allow them to mature before we cut them," Marigi said. REUTERS/Nyancho NwaNri SEARCH "NWANRI NIGERIA LOGGERS " FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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November 25, 2021 
Rafts made of logs, transported from Ondo state and other parts of the country are seen gathered in the... 
Lagos, Nigeria 
The Wider Image: In Nigeria's disappearing forests, loggers outnumber trees 
Rafts made of logs, transported from Ondo state and other parts of the country are seen gathered in the Lagos lagoon, near the Ebute Metta sawmill in Lagos, Nigeria, November 25, 2021. Picture taken November 25, 2021. Photo taken with a drone. REUTERS/Nyancho NwaNri SEARCH "NWANRI NIGERIA LOGGERS " FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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December 01, 2021 
Egontoluwa Marigi, 61, sits in his hut on his raft, while transporting logs from Ondo State to Lagos... 
Lagos, Nigeria 
The Wider Image: In Nigeria's disappearing forests, loggers outnumber trees 
Egontoluwa Marigi, 61, sits in his hut on his raft, while transporting logs from Ondo State to Lagos State on the Lagos Lagoon, Nigeria. December 1, 2021. Picture taken December 1, 2021. "During the time of our forefathers, we had big trees but sadly what we have now are just small trees and we don't even allow them to mature before we cut them," Marigi said. REUTERS/Nyancho NwaNri SEARCH "NWANRI NIGERIA LOGGERS " FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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December 01, 2021 
Logger, Bolaji Ikuejamoye, uses an axe to fasten a loose joint on his raft, in transit from Ondo State... 
Nigeria 
The Wider Image: In Nigeria's disappearing forests, loggers outnumber trees 
Logger, Bolaji Ikuejamoye, uses an axe to fasten a loose joint on his raft, in transit from Ondo State to Lagos State, Nigeria, December 1, 2021. Picture taken December 1, 2021. Logs are made into rafts and transported together through local water channels from different parts of the country to Lagos, the commercial capital of the country. REUTERS/Nyancho NwaNri SEARCH "NWANRI NIGERIA LOGGERS " FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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November 25, 2021 
Rafts made of logs, transported from Ondo state and other parts of the country are seen gathered in the... 
Lagos, Nigeria 
The Wider Image: In Nigeria's disappearing forests, loggers outnumber trees 
Rafts made of logs, transported from Ondo state and other parts of the country are seen gathered in the Lagos lagoon, near the Ebute Metta sawmill in Lagos, Nigeria, November 25, 2021. Picture taken November 25, 2021. This location is the final stop for the loggers on their journey from Ondo State. Here, the logs will be processed into wood planks and sold to manufacturers and end users. Photo taken with a drone. REUTERS/Nyancho NwaNri SEARCH "NWANRI NIGERIA LOGGERS " FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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November 09, 2021 
Hammered rafts ready to be transported to Lagos State are seen at sunrise on the river in Ipare, Ondo... 
IPARE, Nigeria 
The Wider Image: In Nigeria's disappearing forests, loggers outnumber trees 
Hammered rafts ready to be transported to Lagos State are seen at sunrise on the river in Ipare, Ondo State, Nigeria, Novemeber 9, 2021. Picture taken November 9, 2021. Photo taken with a drone. REUTERS/Nyancho NwaNri SEARCH "NWANRI NIGERIA LOGGERS " FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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January 24, 2022 
Logger, Egbontoluwa Marigi, 61, sits, as his wife rubs lotion on his head while his children watch, at... 
IPARE, Nigeria 
The Wider Image: In Nigeria's disappearing forests, loggers outnumber trees 
Logger, Egbontoluwa Marigi, 61, sits, as his wife rubs lotion on his head while his children watch, at their home in Ipare, Ondo State, Nigeria, January 24, 2022. Picture taken January 24, 2022. "During the time of our forefathers, we had big trees but sadly what we have now are just small trees and we don't even allow them to mature before we cut them," Marigi said. REUTERS/Nyancho NwaNri SEARCH "NWANRI NIGERIA LOGGERS " FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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