Logging is growing in a Nigerian forest home to endangered elephants. Rangers blame lax enforcement

Roaring chainsaws sent trees crashing to the ground, and bare-chested men hacked away at the branches beside a muddy road. This was miles into the conservation zone of Omo Forest Reserve in southern Nigeria, a protected area where logging is prohibited because it's home to threatened species like African elephants, pangolins and white-throated monkeys. “We see people we arrested and turned over to the government back in the forest, and they get emboldened,” ranger Sunday Abiodun told The Associated Press during a recent trip to the reserve.