a boy on a heavily logged road in the Solomon Islands

Logging is corrupting these islands. One village fights back—and wins.

The Solomon Islands is being stripped bare by foreign logging companies, in some cases acting illegally. A community takes action to preserve its future.

A logging road leads up to the main camp of Gallego, a logging company forced to stop operations by a local community.

Photograph by Monique Jaques, National Geographic

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