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The benefits are significant, giving local people the best possible incentive not only to protect the forests, but also to help restore them

A low wall of dark volcanic rocks in the near distance was the signal: our short, gentle walk past fields of daisies, beans and potatoes was drawing to a close, and we were about to enter Volcanoes National Park. Rising steeply into the middle distance were dense, dark stands of bamboo. Beyond, higher still, were the misty upper reaches of one of Africa’s most precious forest habitats.

Very soon we would be hiking through the stronghold of Rwanda’s famous mountain gorillas and, with hearts in our mouths, we had

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